Moberly Man Accused of Murder Gets New Trial Date
BOONE COUNTY - A trial date has been set for a Moberly man accused of murdering a 92-year-old woman, along with 18 other felonies stemming from a day-long crime spree in April 2013.
Christopher D. Lewis, of Moberly, is accused of murdering Moberly resident Carmelita Kaser. He and an accomplice, Jeffery Jay Nichols, allegedly stabbed the woman with a machete before hitting her with the butt-end of a pistol and leaving her for dead.
His trial will be held May 19, 2015 at the Boone County Courthouse. Judge Kevin Crane will preside over the case.
Lewis' defense team motioned to delay his original trial in a hearing late last month. This came after his original trial was previously moved from Randolph County to Boone County last year.
Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Michael D. Fusselman is seeking the death penalty in the case.
Lewis' accomplice will face trial in November in Marion County.