Plea deal reportedly reached in Benton County murder case

| November 8, 2018
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BENTON COUNTY, Mo. — A November 14 murder trial in Benton County has been cancelled pending the court’s acceptance of a plea agreement.

A plea hearing is scheduled for Friday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. for William Heffernan, 22, of Lincoln.

Heffernan was arrested for second degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence after the body of 27-year-old Caleb Shephard was found at a mobile home park outside Lincoln on January 12th.

Heffernan remains behind bars in Benton County, held without bond.

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Brian Lock is the News Director for KMZU News. He is a resident of Carrollton and attended the University of Missouri - Columbia.