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Hearing set for murder suspect

Thursday, September 30, 2004

CHARLESTON -- A Nov. 1 preliminary hearing is scheduled for a Bertrand man charged with murder.

Fred Drury Sr., 54, of Bertrand was arraigned Wednesday in Division II of Mississippi County Circuit Court on charges of second degree murder and armed criminal action. Judge T. Lynn Brown set the preliminary for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1.

Drury is charged in the shooting death of Bobby Joe Burke, 25, of Charleston who was found dead at Drury's home near Bertrand around midnight Sept. 18.

Mississippi County Coroner Terry A. Parker reported Burke apparently died of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen.

Drury is being held on a $500,000 bond and remains in the Mississippi County Jail at this time.