The defense should be ready to present its case for a former law officer accused of murder Thursday as day three of a four day jury trial continues.
Jeffrey Moreland, 53, of Harrisonville is accused in the death of 30-year-old Cara Jo Roberts in 2008. Opening statements were presented Tuesday as the jury trial began in Cass County.
The trial is scheduled to last through Friday. Moreland will be back before the jury at 9 a.m. Thursday morning.