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Man charged with murdering 3-year-old waves preliminary hearing

Shawn Morgan Shawn Morgan
Breeann Rodriguez Breeann Rodriguez
DUNKLIN COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

The bootheel man accused of killing his three-year-old neighbor won't appear in a Dunklin County court Friday as expected.

Instead, Prosecuting Attorney Steve Sokoloff tells Heartland News that Shawn Morgan's lawyers waived his preliminary hearing Friday morning.

Shawn Morgan, 43, of Senath was charged with murder in the suffocation death of Breeann Rodriguez.

[Read the probable cause statement (PDF)]

Morgan, who has not yet entered a plea, will be arraigned on December 14.

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