Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Defendant In Murder Trial Attacked In St. Charles Court Room

Gregory Wadlow, 60, on trial for the murder of his wife, Kelly Wadlow was attacked in a St. Charles Country Circuit Courtroom Tuesday, June 3, 2008.

At the completion of opening arguments the brother of the victim, Lonnie Hiavaty, began shouting obscenities and jumped Wadlow and held him in a headlock.

St. Charles County Deputy Sheriffs used a stun gun to subdue Hiavaty who they then arrested.

The victim, 40 year-old Kelly Wadlow was murdered four years ago.

Later that afternoon Wadlow entered a plea of guilty to second-degree murder. Sentencing by Judge Schneider will be in August.