Plea Hearing Scheduled for Clay Waller
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A plea hearing has been scheduled for Thursday for Clay Waller, the southeast Missouri man accused of killing his estranged wife.
The hearing was listed Tuesday on Missouri Case.net, the state's online court reporting system. Waller was charged last year with first-degree murder in the death of Jacque Waller. He pleaded not guilty at the time.
Jacque Waller disappeared June 1, 2011, and was last seen at Clay Waller's home in Jackson soon after the two had met with a divorce lawyer. Her body was found last week on a Mississippi River island.
Officials at the Cape Girardeau County prosecutor's office declined comment. Messages seeking comment from Waller's attorney, public defender Christopher Davis, were not returned.
The couple's triplets, now 7 years old, live with Jacque Waller's sister.