Triple-Murder Trial Delayed in Camden County
It will be several months before a triple-murder trial resumes in Camden County. Tuesday morning, Judge Kenneth Hayden delayed the trial for 53-year old Morris McCabe until June. The trial started Monday in Camdenton.
An evidence dispute is at the heart of the delay. DNA evidence from Sally Amos was introduced on Tuesday morning by the prosecution. The defense objected as to the validity and source of the DNA evidence. After more than an hour delay as Judge Hayden talked with both the prosecution and the defense, he ruled the trial to be put on hold to verify the DNA evidence.
McCabe is charged with three counts of first- degree murder in the deaths of 53- year old Donald Meyer, 45-year old Donald Young and 46-year old Sally Amos. All three were found shot to death inside Meyer’s trailer home on State Route TT near Stoutland on December 3rd, 2010.
As part of an agreement last month, McCabe waived his right to a jury trial in exchange for the prosecution taking the death penalty off the table.
The trial will resume on Monday, June 17th.