Triple murder suspect to face mental exam

Judge suppresses Maylee's statements

The suspect in a central Missouri triple homicide is scheduled to undergo a psychological exam Friday as preparations continue for his trial in September.

Joshua Maylee, 26, Holts Summit, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder. He’s accused of killing a Holts Summit couple — Eugene Allen Pinet, 48; and Jackie Pinet, 57— and a Callaway County resident Jeffrey Werdehausen, 46.

Maylee also is accused of trying to kill Werdehausen’s wife, Gina, who survived the 2010 shootings.

Maylee’s trial is scheduled to start Sept. 10 on a change of venue in Boone County.

Circuit Judge Kevin Crane ruled on several motions in the case Monday.

In response to one motion, the judge agreed to suppress statements Maylee made to Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane while he was being held at the county jail soon after his arrest.

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