Update: Thursday, Dec. 23 at 3:35 p.m.
The man charged with killing his wife at a Jefferson City McDonald TMs now has a public defender.
Keith Kellner appeared in a Cole County courtroom Thursday afternoon. Kellner waived his formal arraignment. The judge set his preliminary hearing for January 24.
Kellner is charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting death of his wife Pamela Kellner. The two recently separated.
She was laid to rest Wednesday in her hometown of Houston, Missouri.
Update: Monday, Dec. 20 at 1:15 p.m.
A husband accused of killing his wife at a Jefferson City McDonald TMs will be in court on Wednesday.
Keith B. Kellner is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his wife Pamela Kellner, whom he recently separated. Keith is also charged with a felony count of armed criminal action.
According to the probable cause statement witnesses at the scene said Keith and Pamela were having a conversation at a booth when they heard a single gunshot. Witnesses said Pamela grabbed her chest and said call the cops, he shot me.
Keith was seen running from the area headed towards Highway 54. According to the probable cause statement, Keith left the .38 caliber handgun at the scene.
Jefferson City police said Keith called 911 a short time after he fled from the scene. Police were able to arrest Keith without incident.
Pamela was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
Keith is being held at the Cole County Jail and bond has not been set.
Update: Saturday, Dec. 18 at 10:25 a.m.
A 44-year old Jefferson City woman was shot to death at a Jefferson City McDonald's.
The 911 calls came in around 8:15 p.m. Friday of shots fired at the McDonalds restaurant at 1918 Jefferson Street, near the Ellis Blvd. exit off of Highway 54.
Eye witnesses said, the shooter, identified as Keith Kellner, 47, of Jefferson City, had been speaking with Pamela M. Kellner of Jefferson City in a booth at McDonald's when they heard one shot from a handgun and witnessed Pamela grab her chest and ask for police assistance, claiming she had been shot.
When officers arrived, they found the victim, Pamela M. Kellner of Jefferson City, a part time employee at McDonalds. She had been shot once in the chest.
Responding officers started administering first aid until an ambulance crew arrived. The woman was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to a statement to the media from Capt. Doug Shoemaker.
Shoemaker said Keith Kellner ran from the McDonald's toward Highway 54, and a short time later himself called 911 to let police know where he was.
Police located the suspect and took him into custody without incident.
Shoemaker said Keith Kellner and Pamela Kellner were recently separated.
Keith Kellner is currently held at the Cole County Sheriff TMs Department on charges of Armed Criminal Action and Murder in the First Degree.
A Jefferson City woman is dead and a suspect in police custody following a shooting at a Jefferson City McDonald's.The 911 calls came in around 8:15pm Friday of shots fired at the McDonald's restaurant at 1918 Jefferson Street, near the Ellis Blvd. exit off of Highway 54.When officers arrived, they found a 44 year-old woman shot one time. Responding officers started administering first aid until an ambulance crew arrived. The woman was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to a statement to the media from Capt. Doug Shoemaker.During that same time, other officers located and arrested the man believed responsible for the shooting. Witnesses tell KRCG the suspect fled the scene of the shooting and was found on the other side of the Highway along Christy Drive. Shoemaker said the man did not resist police.The 47 year-old man was taken to police headquarters where he is being questioned by detectives.Shoemaker did not release other information about the victim or the suspect other than to say that the woman worked at McDonalds and that she and her alleged assailant knew each other.