Update: Josh Maylee's preliminary hearing postponed

Daniel Maschger

Update: Feb. 23 at 2:20 p.m.

A preliminary hearing for triple murder suspect, Josh Maylee is postponed until April.

The hearing will now be held April 22.

Originally Maylee was supposed to have his preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Maylee is accused of killing Eugene and Jackie Pinet at their home and Jeffrey Werdehausen at his home, all in Callaway County, on Oct. 26.

He's also charged with shooting Werdenhausen's wife, Gina, who survived.

The delay for the hearing asked for by Callaway County's Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Casey Clevenger because a crucial witness wasn't able to attend Tuesday's hearing.

The Fulton Sun reported that Maylee is being represented by two public defenders from Columbia who specialize in first-degree murder cases.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

Original Story:

A host of murder cases head back to court Tuesday.In Callaway County, Joshua Maylee has a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon. Maylee is charged with 3 counts of 1st degree murder and 1 count of 1st degree assault for shootings that happened in Callaway County in October 2010.

At a January motions hearing, the defense filed to preserve evidence. The state did not object. Maylee is accused of killing Eugene and Jackie Pinet and Jeffrey Werdehausen. Gina Werdehausen suffered a gunshot wound.In Boone County, there's a motions hearing Tuesday for the Laddonia man accused of first degree murder of a hitchhiker he picked up.Chester Harvey, Jr. is charged with kidnapping, abandonment of a corpse, and armed criminal action in the December 2009 death of Ohio man, James McNneely.Harvey TMs jury trial has been pushed back. It's now scheduled to begin April 5th.

The man accused of a fatal Columbia shooting has an arraignment trial today. Eric Jamison is charged with second degree murder, assault, unlawful use of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.The charges stem from a shooting in August 2010 at an apartment on Anita Court in Columbia.After three continuances, the Lee TMs Summit man charged with killing an elderly Sedalia woman has a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Pettis County.Daniel Maschger pled not guilty last year to first degree murder. He's charged in the death of 76-year-old Rebekah Marcus. A health care aide found Marcus dead in her home in September. She'd been strangled and stabbed.