Preliminary hearing set in Branson girl's death

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Friday, March 20 2015 Mar 20, 2015 Friday, March 20, 2015 10:19:29 AM CDT March 20, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

FORSYTH (AP) - A preliminary hearing is set for April 10 for the man charged with killing a 6-year-old girl in Branson.

KOLR-TV reported a judge on Thursday set the hearing for 55-year-old John Roberts, who is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 21 death of Jasmine Miller.

Branson police said they found the girl dead inside Roberts' room at the Windsor Inn. She had apparently been strangled. They were searching the area after the girl was reported missing.

Roberts lived at the hotel, as did the girl and her parents. Court documents indicate Roberts used snacks to lure the girl into his room.

The Windsor Inn is an extended-stay hotel on Branson's 76 Strip.

 

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