Bond Reduction Denied in Missouri Coach's Shooting

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Monday, April 07 2014 Apr 7, 2014 Monday, April 07, 2014 11:41:00 AM CDT April 07, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) - A judge has taken under advisement a change of venue request from the suspect in the shooting death of Missouri Southern University assistant football coach Derek Moore.

Jasper County Circuit Judge Gayle Crane on Monday also denied a request for a bond reduction for 40-year-old Jeffrey Bruner, who is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in Moore's death.

Moore was killed last year near a theater in Joplin, where he had seen a movie with Bruner's estranged wife.

The Joplin Globe reports Bruner's attorney claimed pretrial publicity made it impossible for Crane to receive a fair trial in Jasper County.

Crane ruled Bruner will continue to be held on $1 million bond.

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