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Rooker bound over for trial

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Robert "Bobby" Rooker leaves the New Madrid County Courthouse with his defense attorney Amanda Altman. Rooker was ordered bound over for trial Tuesday on charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action. Jill Bock, Staff
NEW MADRID - Based on the testimony from four witnesses, Robert "Bobby" Rooker was ordered to be tried on charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action.

Rooker, 48, of New Madrid is charged in the April 23 stabbing death of Patrick Bradley.

New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney Lewis Recker began Tuesday's preliminary hearing before Associate Judge Charles Spitler by calling Roger Lewis, a New Madrid County deputy. Lewis was the first officer to arrive at the small house on 324 Powell St., just blocks away from the Sheriff's Department.

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