Missouri trial ordered for man accused in grandmother's death

4 years 4 weeks 2 days ago Friday, June 03 2016 Jun 3, 2016 Friday, June 03, 2016 3:56:00 PM CDT June 03, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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