PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A May 10 trial date has been set for a Missouri man charged with fatally shooting a western Kentucky man two years ago.
Graves County Commonwealth’s Attorney David Hargrove told The Paducah Sun the new date was set on Monday for the murder trial of Robert James “Jimmy” Arnold. Originally scheduled for January, the trial was postponed after a defense attorney had to withdraw for financial reasons.
Arnold is charged with shooting 37-year-old Donald Dwain Morris of Hardin in February 2008 and dumping his body under a bridge. Police arrested Arnold in December 2009 in Charleston, Mo, where he moved after Morris’ death.
Authorities said the men were friends and they and their families were living together when Morris was killed.
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