Hearing Scheduled for Man Charged with Murder of 3-Year-Old

Posted: Nov 15, 2012 6:28 AM by KOMU Staff
Updated: Nov 15, 2012 7:30 AM

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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.

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