Jetton assault trial set for February

NEW MADRID (AP) — The trial of former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton on a charge of second-degree assault has been rescheduled for February.

The 43-year-old Republican had been set to go on trial Thursday but requested a delay, citing what his lawyer called new evidence. Online court records Monday show the trial now is set to start Feb. 3 in New Madrid County on a chage of venue from Scott County.

Jetton is accused of punching and choking a woman last November.

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