A 39-year-old Joplin man has been bound over for trial in last year’s shooting death of a Missouri Southern State University assistant football coach.
A Jasper County judge heard evidence Thursday at a preliminary hearing for Jeffrey Bruner and ruled there was sufficient cause to proceed on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Bruner is accused of shooting 37-year-old Derek Moore several times on Nov. 1 outside a Joplin movie theater. Moore had gone to the theater with Bruner’s estranged wife. Bruner pleaded not guilty earlier to the charges and has been held without bond since his arrest. The judge on Thursday set bond at $1 million. Bruner’s next court date is Jan. 24.