Trial In Death Of Officer Moved To St. Charles

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CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) – The man accused of killing a southeast Missouri police officer will face trial in St. Charles.

KFVS-TV reports that the location for the first-degree murder trial of Deonta Williamson was moved Wednesday on a change of venue. Williamson, of suburban St. Louis, is accused in the death of Caruthersville officer Evan Burns.

Authorities say Williamson was fleeing police in a stolen SUV in August 2011 when he collided with the squad car driven by Burns.

Williamson’s mother says he is mentally ill.

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