Jetton trial pushed back to June
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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.