NEW MADRID - A man charged in the shooting death of another is to be arraigned in Division I of New Madrid County Circuit Court today on charges of second degree murder and armed criminal action.
Richard R. "Ricky" Wilson was bound over to Division I following a preliminary hearing conducted Nov. 8. During the hearing, the court ruled there was "probable cause" and ordered Wilson to stand trial on the charges.
Wilson, 53, is charged with the shooting death of John P. Ervin, who was killed Sept. 8 following a confrontation at Wilson's residence. At the time of the incident, Wilson told law enforcement authorities it was self defense.
Wilson remains in the New Madrid County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.