HENRY COUNTY, Mo. – A judge in Henry County will try to get a murder case back on track at 1:30 this afternoon.
Blake Cameron Jamison, 25, of Garden City has received continuances all summer that have kept the court from setting a trial date in his case. Jamison and Phillip Hayduke, 20, of West Plains, are charged with murder in the first degree for the shooting death of Justin Emmerton.
Emmerton’s body was recovered from the Grand River near Urich in 2013. Emmerton was shot three times and the body had been weighted down with chain and a cinder block.
The defendants were originally charged with murder in the second degree, in December of 2014, but that charge was amended in November of 2015, to first degree murder.