Man accused of killing college student headed to grand jury

3 years 1 week 2 days ago Monday, May 18 2015 May 18, 2015 Monday, May 18, 2015 11:53:28 AM CDT May 18, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) - A Missouri judge said the case of a man accused of fatally shooting an Illinois college student during a Craigslist car deal would get a grand jury.

St. Louis County Circuit Judge John Borbonus III tentatively set a June 29 preliminary hearing during Michael Gordon's minute-long court appearance Monday. Borbonus told Gordon the case is bound for a grand jury, and any indictment would make the preliminary hearing unnecessary.

Gordon was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 19-year-old Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville student Taylor Clark.

Police said Clark went missing May 4 after being contacted about his 2007 Nissan 350ZX he was selling on Craigslist. His car and body were found the next day at a Hazelwood, Missouri business where Gordon worked.

 

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