Trial Set For Man Who Allegedly Lied About Being Serial Killer

9 years 7 months 1 week ago September 17, 2007 Sep 17, 2007 Monday, September 17 2007 Monday, September 17, 2007 12:11:31 PM CDT in News
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HARRISONVILLE (AP) - A western Missouri man who allegedly lied about being a serial killer goes on trial in January. Thirty-four-year-old Michael Shaver was charged with first-degree murder in August 2006 after he told police he lured seven drug dealers to his cabin in rural Drexel and killed them. The claim prompted a costly multi-agency investigation that resembled an archaeological dig. But the murder charge was dropped several months later and replaced with several other charges. He is scheduled to go to trial first on attempted first-degree robbery, a charge stemming from a failed carjacking. The Jan. 29, trial date was set during a hearing Monday in Cass County. The trial will be in Johnson County.

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