Suspect in Hobson shooting pleads not guilty

Monday, May 23, 2011 | 5:48 p.m. CDT; updated 11:47 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 5, 2011

COLUMBIA — One of the eight defendants in the Oct. 23 shooting death of Aaron Hobson pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree robbery and second-degree murder in Boone County Circuit Court on Monday.

Darris Arlando Peal, 22, entered the pleas before Circuit Judge Kevin Crane. Crane asked that  Dan Knight, the Boone County prosecuting attorney, and Peal's defense attorney, Kevin O'Brien, submit suggested trial dates within 10 days. If they fail to do so, or to reach agreement on a date, Crane will set one.

Hobson was shot at the Break Time convenience store at 110 E. Nifong Blvd., while he was visiting Columbia to see his cousin, MU cornerback Trey Hobson, play during the homecoming football game.

Hobson was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money before being shot in the chest, according to previous Missourian reports.

Seven others are charged in Hobson's homicide: Peal's older brother, Daron Martez Peal, Leo Demarcus Roland, Tony Lavelle Lewis, Lee Wyatt Carter, Patrick Rashad Marshall, Deshon Joseph Alexander Houston and Anthony Jamal Carr.

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