53-year-old Carlos Garrett had been charged with first degree murder in the 1989 fatal beating of Nicole Willis.
Jury selection continues in the trial of a man accused of killing eight people in 2008.
Gregory Muse had first conviction overturned due to judge that presided over it.
Missouri Supreme Court tossed out conviction two months ago.
The Missouri woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. She told investigators she was drunk when she decided to take her 15 month old nephew swimming.
Testimony is over at the second trial of a 33-year-old man accused of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri in 2008.
Sheley still faces trial in 6 other murders, including two from Festus, MO.
Judge sets trial for September 2013.
Christopher Vaughn ended the testimony phase of the trial Tuesday by telling the judge that he did not wish to testify in his own defense.
Murder suspect captured in Granite City, Ill. in 2008 is accused of killing a Sterling, Ill. man and seven others in two states.