Trial in death of Caruthersville officer moved to St. Charles

Friday, October 5, 2012

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- The man accused of killing a Caruthersville police officer will face trial in St. Charles.

KFVS12 reported 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 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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