Home of Missouri professor charged in killing searched
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Police have seized several items, including five computers, from the home of a Missouri State University professor who is charged in the fatal stabbing of a former colleague.
Forty-three-year-old Edward Gutting has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of retired professor Marc Cooper. Prosecutors say Gutting killed Cooper on Aug. 17 in the 66-year-old man's home.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that search warrants were unsealed on Tuesday. Police are trying to find a motive for the killing.
Gutting's attorneys say they're seeking a psychological exam for their client and that he lacks the capacity to assist in his own defense.
The search warrants say police searched Gutting's home and the office of his wife, Angela Hornsby-Gutting. Hornsby is also a professor at the Missouri State University.