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Bond hearing set for Cobb

Posted: Jul. 2, 2020 5:05 pm

HANNIBAL | Corey L. Cobb, 26, of Hannibal, will appear before Judge John Jackson for a bond hearing on July 10. Cobb faces a second-degree murder charge stemming from the shooting death of Billy R. Williams, of Hannibal.

The bond hearing follows a confidential docket hearing in the Marion County Associate Court on June 22 and a motion for discovery by defense attorneys the following day. The defendant is represented by attorneys Terence Niehoff and Thomas Peterson. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Luke Bryant represents the state.

Cobb was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshalls in St. Louis on a warrant for second degree murder on Wednesday, June 17.

The Hannibal Police Department had been investigating the June 4 shooting that resulted in the death of Billy R. Williams, 45, of Hannibal. The Marion County Tenth Judicial Circuit Court had issued a $1 million cash only warrant for Cobb for second degree murder.

The shooting occurred on Thursday, June 4 on the 2100 block of Gordon, with Hannibal Police arriving on the scene at approximately 9:17 p.m.

After police arrived on the scene, officers located Williams, who had been shot. Williams was then transported by the Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital, where he later died.

Cobb remains lodged in the Marion County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond.


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