Judge reserves rulings in motion hearing for Rios retrial

Jury trial slated to start Aug. 18
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 | 8:09 p.m. CDT; updated 8:25 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Former Boone County Circuit Judge Frank Conley ruled that Steven Rios will be allowed to appear in clothing of his choice but will have to wear a leg brace that restricts his motion when he is retried on first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges. The jury trial is still scheduled to begin Aug. 18.