Jetton assault trial set for February
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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.