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Teen Accused of Murder Gets New Judge

Teen Accused of Murder Gets New Judge
By: Heartland News

A Stoddard County teenager accused of shooting and killing his neighbor has a new judge.

Cape Girardeau County Circuit Judge William Syler says he will preside over the owen Welty Case.

Welty was 13 when he was charged first-degree murder last November in the shooting death of his 64-year-old neighbor Don MccCollough.

Welty's lawyer wants to move the case out of Stoddard County and will now have to plead that motion in front of Judge Syler.

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