Murder Trial Date Set For Lebanon Man

A Lebanon man accused of the murder of his live-in girlfriend two years ago is set to face a jury trial.

Tuesday, Laclede County judge, Matthew Hamner scheduled 63-year-old Mark Tampow for a five-day jury trial starting on February 26, 2024. Tampow is facing charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

The murder, which occurred in August of 2021, involved Tampow allegedly shooting 53-year-old Brenda Rogers in the head at a home in the 500 block of Polk Street in Lebanon. He contends that the fatal altercation ensued after an argument over his discovery of a meth pipe and his subsequent decision to discard it.