Update: Maylee wants to apply for public defender

Josh Maylee in court at his arraignment

Update: Friday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

At Josh Maylee TMs arraignment, Maylee said he wants to apply for public defender representation.

The Callaway County Courts will need to assess if Maylee qualifies for a public defender.

Maylee will be back in court for a counsel status hearing on Nov. 19.

Werdehausen family members who were in court during Maylee's arraignment Friday afternoon said Gina Werdehausen is doing well.

Update: Friday, Oct. 29 at 1:25 p.m.

The probable cause statements written by investigators connect Josh Maylee to murder scenes.

Maylee is charged with three counts of first degree murder of Jeff Werdehausen, Eugene Allen Pinet and Jackie Pinet. Maylee is also charged with one count of first degree assault of Gina Werdehausen.

According to the probable cause statement, a 911 call came into the Callaway County Sheriff's Office early morning Wednesday of a shooting that happened at Jeff and Gina Werdehausen's residence. Gina told the operator that she and her husband had been shot.

Gina Werdehausen told investigators she heard a disturbance outside of her home around 10 p.m. When she stepped outside to check on things, a white male 6 feet tall, muscular build shot her in the neck. After the suspect shot Gina, he went inside her home. Gina then heard multiple gunshots.

When deputies arrived at Gina and Jeff Werdehausen's residence, they found Gina shot in the neck. Police went inside the home and found Jeff upstairs dead with multiple guns shot wounds.

At the hospital, Gina said she was not able to identify the shooter because it happened so fast. However, Gina told police she suspects Josh Maylee because he had threatened she and her husband before.

Tuesday night Josh Maylee went to his grandfather TMs home in near Holts Summit to help take down a fence, said Josh TMs Grandfather William Maylee.

Police went to Maylee's residence to search the home and talk to his girlfriend. Josh Maylee TMs girlfriend Lacy Scheulen told police Josh was supposed to return home Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Scheulen said the last time she heard from him was at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. At the Scheulen-Maylee residence, police found several shell casings.

William said Josh was borrowing his car and was going to return it Wednesday morning. William last saw Josh at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

William told investigators he found tactical bags with loaded magazines Wednesday morning; William said the bags belonged to Maylee.

Investigators confiscated Josh TMs truck from William TMs property. Police saw, through the window, empty ammunition boxes and a cell phone.

Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad Sgt. Robert Bruchsaler said in a news conference that police found the bodies of Eugene and Jackie Pinet around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday while checking on known associates of Josh.

The shell casings found at the Werdehausen residence and the Pinet residence matched shell casings found at Josh Maylee TMs residence according to the probable cause statement.

See the probable cause statements here

Original Story:

Charges were filed against triple murder suspect Josh Maylee Friday by the Callaway County Prosecutor.

Maylee is charged with three counts of first degree murder and one count of first degree assault. The charges are broken down as follows:

Count I: First degree murder of Eugene Allen Pinet by shooting. Maylee could be sentenced to death or life in prison.

Count II: First degree murder of Jackie Pinet by shooting. Maylee could be sentenced to death or life in prison.

Count III: First degree assault of Gina Werdehausen. Maylee allegedly shot to kill Gina or inflict serious physical injury.

Count IV: First degree murder of Jeffery Werdehausen by shooting. Maylee could be sentenced to death or life in prison.

See Josh Maylee's charging documents