Jetton trial pushed back to June

NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) — The trial for former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton on a charge of second-degree assault is being pushed back again.

The Southeast Missourian reported Tuesday that the trial has been moved to June 2 at the request of prosecutors, who submitted a motion to continue the case.

The trial was originally scheduled for October, then February.

Jetton is a Republican from Marble Hill. He is accused of punching and choking a woman in November 2009 at her Sikeston home. He has pleaded not guilty.

Jetton left the Missouri House in January 2009 because of term limits.

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