CLAYTON, Mo. — A Missouri judge says the case of a man accused of fatally shooting an Illinois college student during a Craigslist car deal is headed for a grand jury.
St. Louis County Circuit Judge John Borbonus III, during Michael Gordon’s minute-long court appearance Monday, tentatively set a June 29 preliminary hearing. But Borbonus told Gordon the case is bound for a grand jury, and any indictment would make the preliminary hearing unnecessary.
Gordon is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 19-year-old Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville student Taylor Clark.
Police have said Clark went missing May 4 after being contacted about his 2007 Nissan 350ZX he was selling on Craigslist. His car and body were found the next day at a Hazelwood, Missouri business where Gordon worked.