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Hannibal murder suspect's trial set for May

Brad Tierney
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Posted: Apr. 27, 2017 6:13 pm

A pool of 70 Macon County jurors will be called on May 15 to begin the trial of a Marion County man charged in connection with the Oct. 15, 2015, shooting death of a Hannibal man.


Bradley Tierney will appear for a jury trial in a little more than two weeks, following a request for a continuance of the trial originally set to begin on Oct. 3, 2016.


Tierney faces felony charges of second degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of Ronald Goodrich, 35, of Hannibal. A probable cause statement alleged that Tierney shot Goodrich in the parking lot of Prime Time Auto Sales on Broadway on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. Statements from Leah M. Pickard, 18, and Kris Luoma, 34, indicated that Tierney and Goodrich got into an argument late on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015.


The case is being heard in Macon County on a change of venue from Marion County.


According to online court documents, the state must produce Pickard — a key witness — for deposition at least seven days before the trial. If the prosecution, handled this time by the Missouri Attorney General's office, does not produce Pickard, the state will be prohibited from using her as a witness.


Deposition refers to testimony taken prior to trial for use a evidence during the trial.


Tierney pleaded not guilty to the charges. He remains incarcerated in the Marion County Jail on a $1 million cash only bond.


He is being represented by the public defender's office.

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