Judge Steele To Preside In Hannibal Murder Case

Adair County Circuit Judge Russell E. Steele has been chosen to preside over the trial of the men accused of murdering a Hannibal convenience store worker. No on e knows yet if that means the trial will move here. Michael Studer and Gary Wiltermood of Hannibal are each charged with class A felonies of second-degree murder. According to police, the men killed 61-year old Adrienne Arnett as she worked the night shift at a Hannibal convenience store the night she was killed. BOht a change of judge and venue have been requested by the men’s’ legal team,  but Judge Steele said early yesterday he had not yet been notified regarding any change of venue. There are currently no future court dates scheduled.