Judge Denies State Motion in Clay Waller Case

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP)-  A judge has denied a motion to preserve testimony from the father of a suspect in the disappearance of a southeast Missouri woman.

Cape Girardeau Circuit Judge William Syler on Friday denied the state’s motion to preserve the testimony of Clay Waller’s father. The elder Waller alleges that his son confessed to killing and burying his wife.

Clay Waller’s wife, Jacque Waller (a Farmington, Mo. native), has not been seen since she left her husband’s home in Jackson on June 1.

Waller has denied any involvement in his wife’s disappearance. No charges have been filed.

Syler ruled that because state law prohibits taking a deposition before charges are filed, the elder Waller’s deposition cannot be preserved.

The Southeast Missourian newspaper reports that Waller’s father is bedridden and very ill in a nursing home.

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One Comment

  1. Lee says:

    Judge syler should not even be allowed on the bench, I thought he was too old Or perhaps dead by now. He must be an acquaintance of Waller

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