Trial in Death of Officer Moved to St. Charles

4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago October 04, 2012 Oct 4, 2012 Thursday, October 04 2012 Thursday, October 04, 2012 3:05:41 PM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

CARUTHERSVILLE (AP) — The man accused of killing a southeast Missouri police officer will face trial in St. Charles.

A source reports that the location for the first-degree murder trial of Deonta Williamson was moved Wednesday on a change of venue. Williamson, of suburban St. Louis, is accused in the death of Caruthersville officer Evan Burns.

Authorities say Williamson was fleeing police in a stolen SUV in August 2011 when he collided with the squad car driven by Burns.

Williamson's mother says he is mentally ill.

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