Hearing slated for man accused of assaulting wife

The case of a Jefferson City man accused of assaulting his wife in July is headed to the Cole County Circuit Court.

Although the woman died a day after the assault, no charges ever have been filed concerning her death.

During a preliminary hearing Monday, Associate Circuit Judge Tom Sodergren found there was enough evidence to send the case of Albert Glisson, 31, on for a possible trial.

The case was assigned to Presiding Judge Pat Joyce, and a hearing is scheduled for November.

Prosecutors filed charges of second-degree domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child after police reported Glisson became angry on July 19 and hit his wife, Amanda Glisson, 29, several times.

Their two children were in the home during the assault, officials said.

Police said Amanda Glisson “had been suffering from various degenerative physical ailments that prevented” her from moving around.

The next morning, Albert Glisson called 911, reporting that his wife was unconscious and not breathing.

Emergency responders were not able to revive her, and she was pronounced dead at the home, 208 McKinley St.

An autopsy the following Monday “revealed no further evidence that would immediately bring about further charges in this case,” police reported.

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