A judge has granted a a change- of- venue request in the murder trial of an Eldon man, and the case is being transfered to to LaClede County. 43-year-old Kelly Simono pleaded ‘not guilty’ to second-degree murder charges during his arraignment hearing Wednesday in Miller County Circuit Court. Judge Kenneth Hayden denied Simino’s request for a reduction of his $500,000 bond. Simino is charged with the murder of his former girlfriend, Brandi Mathews, who disappeared in 2006. Her remains were found in a creek bed near Eldon three years later.