Posted: Nov 15, 2012 7:28 AM by KOMU Staff
Updated: Nov 15, 2012 7:30 AM
MORGAN COUNTY - There will be a motion Thursday morning at the Morgan County Circuit Court in the case of a man charged with the murder of a toddler.
Prosecutors charged 22-year-old Thomas Presley of Stover with second-degree murder earlier this year. The case involved the fatal beating of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son, Blake Litton. Authorities were first told he was struck by a hit-and-run driver along Missouri 135, but investigators said they later determined that Presley staged the hit-and-run to cover up a beating.