LEBANON, Mo. (AP) – A trial date has been set for a man charged with holding three relatives hostage and killing one of them in a central Missouri home.
Terry Ewens, 57, of Eldon is to stand trial in March of 2023 on charges of first-degree murder, domestic assault, burglary, kidnapping, and unlawful use of a weapon.
He is jailed on $500,000 cash or surety bond.
No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
Miller County Sheriff’s Office responded Sept. 5 to a house in Rocky Mount, where they found Ewens assaulting an 83-year-old man.
Officers also found a 71-year-old woman unconscious, but she later died.
A 51-year-old woman was able to escape before officers arrived.
A pretrial conference is set for Jan. 3, 2023, and a five-day trial is set to begin on March 27, 2023, according to online court records.