BOONE COUNTY, Mo. – A pre-trial conference is being held in a Boone County murder case Monday afternoon.

Columbia Police Department

Dariel M. Reid, 19, of Columbia and his attorney are scheduled to appear at 1:30 to finalize plans for a September 19th jury trial. Reid and a co-defendant, Brian H. Smith, 18, are charged with murder in the second degree and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Investigators say a bad drug deal resulted in the shooting death of Keith Chamb ers, 33, in December of 2016.

A 16 year old involved in the shooting was turned over to juvenile authorities.