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Trial Delayed…Again

The murder trial of a Camden County man was delayed again yesterday after a change of venue to Laclede County. It’s the ninth time in five years the trial of Steven Endsley has been delayed.

He is accused of killing  27-year-old, Danielle Smith, and her 61-year-old mother, Theresa Jackson, in 2016.

The jury selection began on Monday at the Laclede County Government Center, where a jury was picked from 94 potential jurors. A mistrial was declared after a preliminary examination of a witness or a juror.

Before the women were killed, authorities say Endsley harassed them; Endsley didn’t agree with Danielle Smith’s lifestyle and wanted to kill her because she was gay.

Endsley will be back in court in July to determine when and where his trial will happen.


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