Teen accused of raping 80 year old waives prelim hearing

By Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston teenager waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Mitchell West faces charges of rape, attempted forcible sodomy, and burglary after he alledgedly broke into an 80-year-old Cape Girardeau woman's home.
By waiving his rights to a preliminary hearing West skipped the step of having the prosecution present evidence against him.