Man accused of shooting wife and son pleads not guilty - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Man accused of shooting wife and son pleads not guilty

George Edwin Joseph (Source: Mo. Vinelink) George Edwin Joseph (Source: Mo. Vinelink)
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

A man accused of murdering his wife and son pleaded not guilty in court on Monday.

Joseph, 48, of Cape Girardeau, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

A motion has been filed for a change of venue. That ruling is expected on September 9.

George Joseph was taken into custody on June 8.

According to the probable cause statement, Joseph killed 57-year-old Mary Joseph and 18-year-old Matthew Joseph, while they were sleeping in separate beds at their Cape Girardeau home on May 30.

Both were shot multiple times in the head.

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