Jury trials increase more than 40 percent in Boone County

Monday, October 27, 2008 | 5:03 p.m. CDT; updated 10:58 p.m. CDT, Monday, October 27, 2008

COLUMBIA —The upcoming trial schedule for the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office reads like a police blotter listing only the most serious crimes: Parents charged with killing their 2-year-old son; a man accused of shooting his brother-in-law in a McDonald's parking lot; a 22-year-old who allegedly shot and killed a man in a drug setup; and five suspects in a home invasion shooting death.