Friday, January 31, 2014

Accused killer of MSSU coach pleads not guilty, next hearing set for Feb. 10

A motions hearing in the murder case against Jeffrey Bruner, Joplin, has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, February 10, in Jasper County Circuit Court.

Judge David Mouton recused himself from the case last week. The case will now be heard by Judge Gayle Crane.

Bruner is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in connection wtih the November 1 shooting death of Missouri Southern State University offensive line coach Derek Moore in the parking lot outside of the Northstar Regal 14 Theater.

Police say the murder took place when Bruner confronted his estranged wife, Dawn Michele Bruner, and Moore.

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