BOONE COUNTY, Mo. – A Howard County Judge has been assigned to a Boone County murder case.

Judge Mason Robert Gebhardt has been 20a20274-b2a7-4332-bd5e-b751a8f4db2d-large16x9_7e45a19f70cd49818c7650ec779bea4eVernonHeadassigned to the case of Vernon Head, 81, of rural Moberly. Head is charged with the killing of his wife, Vickye Head, 77, at their home. Vernon Head went to a local bank and told a teller that his wife had been shot.

Head is set to appear at the Howard County courthouse at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16th for a motions hearing.