A Lebanon man accused in a triple homicide case hopes to have his trial moved out of Camden County. Morris McCabe, 53, faces a total of six felony charges in relation to the deaths of three people in Stoutland on Dec. 3.
McCabe has been in the Camden County jail since his arrest on Dec. 4. At a Feb. 14 arraignment hearing, he entered a plea of not guilty on three charges of first degree murder and on three charges of armed criminal action. He is accused of shooting and killing Donald E. Young, 45, Donald Q. Myers, 53, and Sally A. Amos, 46.
McCabe’s public defender, Fawzy T. Simon, filed a motion with Circuit Judge Kenneth Hayden for a change of venue in his client’s case that would have the trial moved out of Camdenton. Hayden took the case immediately after McCabe’s arraignment when Presiding Circuit Judge Stanley Moore recused himself from the case.
The motion hearing for McCabe’s possible change of venue will take place on Monday, March 14, at 9 a.m. at the Camden County Courthouse.
At McCabe’s arraignment, Camden County Prosecuting Attorney Brian Keedy read the list of charges against McCabe.