The triplets of Jacque Waller have been officially adopted by Waller’s sister and brother-in-law.
Farmington Mo. native’s husband received a 20-year prison sentence for her killing.
Clay Waller was given a 20-year prison sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and admitting in a barely audible voice inside a packed Cape Girardeau County courthouse.
Cape Girardeau public defender Christopher Davis says he expects his client, Clay Waller, to confess to killing 39-year-old Jacque Waller.
Just days after Jacque Waller’s body was found on a Mississippi River island, a plea hearing has been scheduled for her estranged husband.
Waller and her estranged husband, Clay Waller, had nearly finalized a divorce when she disappeared. He was charged last year with first-degree murder and goes to trial in September.
Judge sets trial for September 2013.
His next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 22
Preliminary hearing continues for man accused of murdering estranged wife
Clay Waller, of Jackson, is being charged with first-degree murder.