Missouri trial ordered for man accused in grandma's death

3 years 4 months 1 week ago Friday, June 03 2016 Jun 3, 2016 Friday, June 03, 2016 7:55:49 PM CDT June 03, 2016 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri judge has ordered a trial for a man accused of fatally beating his 81-year-old grandmother.

The St. Joseph News-Press (http://bit.ly/1r5P5WK) reports that a Buchanan County judge on Friday bound 40-year-old Michael Ray Courter for trial on a charge of second-degree murder.

St. Joseph police Detective Frank Till testified during a preliminary hearing Friday that Clyda Spurgeon died in April in her home from repeated blows to her head. Till also said a hammer was found in Courter's car.

Courter later was arrested in Michigan.

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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, http://www.newspressnow.com

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