Shepard Court Proceedings Delayed
HANNIBAL -- Delays at Missouri's state crime lab have delayed the court proceedings for Randall "Randy" Shepard, the former Palmyra High School teacher accused of having sex with a student, another six weeks.
Marion County Prosecutor Tom Redington said during a hearing Monday in Marion County circuit court that the crime lab still has not returned test results for DNA evidence.
As a result, a trial date cannot be set yet for Shepard, who faces three felony sex charges.
Shepard is charged with one count each of second-degree statutory rape, second-degree statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student by a teacher.