Update: Maylee appointed public defender

Josh Maylee

Update: Thursday, Dec. 23 at 2:00 p.m.:

Josh Maylee appeared in court Thursday via closed circuit television.

During his counsel status hearing, a judge appointed him a public defender.

Maylee's next court appearance is set for January 28.

The judge set his preliminary hearing for February 22.

Update: Thursday, Dec. 23 at 8:10 a.m.

Joshua Maylee will be in court Thursday for his preliminary hearing and council status hearing.

We will continue to bring updates as they become available.

Update: Friday, Nov. 19 at 11:15 a.m.

The man accused in the Callaway County triple murders appeared Friday morning in Callaway County for a counsel status hearing.

Josh Maylee appeared via video feed from the Boone County Jail.

Maylee was did not have an attorney.

The public defender's office said it would not defend him. A representative from the public defender's office told the judge they are refusing to represent him because they have reason to believe Maylee has $60,000 in cash and that he should have to use that money to pay for an attorney.

Maylee TMs next court date is scheduled for Dec. 23 to decide what kind of representation he will receive.

Original Story:

The man accused of an October shooting spree in Callaway County could appear in court Friday morning.

Joshua Maylee faces three counts of first-degree murder and a first-degree assault charge after last month's shooting spree.

Maylee has a counsel status hearing set for Friday morning in Callaway County Court.

Eugene and Jackie Pinet and Jeffrey Werdehausen all died in the shootings. Gina Werdehausen suffered a gunshot wound.

Authuorities moved Maylee from Callaway County to the Boone County Jail. The move was made to avoid a conflict of interest because Maylee's uncle is the chief deputy at the Callaway County Sheriff's Department.