6 days, 20 hours ago by Scott Hardy
April 10 trial date vacated due to mental exam not being completed
Next month's scheduled trial for a Hannibal man, charged with murder in a shooting spree in two Northeast Missouri counties in January 2016, has been delayed.
That ruling from Judge Rachael Bringer Shepard came Monday during a case management hearing for Timothy Brokes in a Marion County courtroom. In a statement, Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton says the April 10th trial was postponed because Brokes' court-ordered mental examination isn't completed, along with "other discovery related issues." Brokes is charged in Marion County with one count of First Degree Murder in the shooting death of Brittany Gauch last January. He's also charged in the shooting of Gauch's husband, Aaron, as well as in Monroe County in the shooting of Monroe City policeman Travis Pugh. Brokes is already in the Missouri State Prison in Fulton on a parole violation, and could face the death penalty if convicted on the murder charge.
A status hearing has been set for April 7th, where according to Clayton, a new trial date will likely be set.