The case against a Moberly woman continues Tuesday morning. Cassidy King, 26, is facing one count of murder related to the death of her newborn in the spring of 2011. The baby’s body was found inside a duffle bag that was floating in a pond near Higbee. King was initially charged with abandonment of a corpse, but Randolph County Prosecutor Mike Fusselman dropped that charge and filed second-degree murder charges in March 2012.
At the last court hearing, her attorney’s request for a change of judge was granted, but his motion for a change of venue was denied. The Honorable Russell Steele recused himself last month and Judge Andrea Vandeloecht was assigned to handle further proceedings in the case. Steele had been appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court in Nov. 2012. There has been word that a plea agreement may be reached in the case. Proceedings will get underway in a Randolph County courtroom at 9:00 a.m.
King is currently being held at the women’s prison in Vandalia on charges related to a drug bust last January.