Change of venue granted for man accused of killing 6-year-old
CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Missouri State Public Defender Office confirmed the trial for Scottie Willet has been moved from Callaway County to Boone County.
Willet is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Aug. 28, 2014, shooting death of Dayne William Hathman, a boy who had Down syndrome. He admitted to shooting the 6-year-old boy multiple times.
Dayne's mother came home from work at about 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 28, 2014, to find her son shot several times, Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said.
Authorities said Willet had been living with Dayne's family for several months.
A date has not been set for the trial in Boone County.