Trial date set in deadly dispute between neighbors

Glenn Head, 59, is charged with second-degree murder

A northeast Missouri man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor last December is set to go on trial next year.

The second-degree murder trial of Glenn Head, 59, of Novelty, is set for the week of April 7, 2014, in Clark County Circuit Court.

The case was moved to Kahoka on a change of venue from Knox County.

Head, a retired St. Louis police officer, is accused of killing William "Bill" Bacon, 67, of Novelty, on December 11, 2012.

The men had reportedly been involved in an ongoing property dispute.

Court papers state that Bacon had called the Knox County Sheriff's Office to his property outside of Novelty regarding a trespasser.

According to court documents, Head told investigators at the scene that he had shot Bacon following an altercation.

Bacon was struck in the chest and pronounced dead at Northeast Regional Medical Center later that day.

Head also faces a charge of armed criminal action.

He remains free on a $250,000 property bond.

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