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.
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.
Cape Girardeau County’s prosecutor this week is expected to spell out the evidence against Clay Waller, who is accused of killing his estranged wife even though her body has not been found more than a year after she disappeared.