Missouri trial ordered for man accused in grandmother's death
ST. JOSEPH (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 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.