Monday Hearing Set For Murder Suspect Ryan Bridger
COLUMBIA - A hearing is set Monday afternoon for 21-year-old murder suspect Ryan Bridger at the Boone County Courthouse. Bridger is charged with the murder of 67-year-old Aletha M. Turner in Dec. 2010. Turner was found unconscious in her home Dec. 20. The Boone County medical examiner ruled the death a homicide. Boone County Sheriff's Detective Tom O' Sullivan told KOMU in 2010 that Bridger shot Turner in the head.
According to Bridger's attorney, Public Defender Chris Hayes, the hearing Monday is simply procedural. Earlier this month, the judge scheduled Bridger's jury trial for October 29 at 9 a.m.