Eldon Murder Trial Continues

Day two of the trial of Martin Priest who is charged with Capitol Murder in the 1984 death of Tammy Rothganger in Eldon took place in Laclede County today. [Wednesday]

David Nicholas, Priest’s nephew, testified today he was with Priest when Rothganger was killed. He said he and Priest picked up Rothganger at school and they drove to a remote part of Miller County where Nicholas and Priest sexually assaulted her before Priest hit her in the head with a wrench and strangled her.

Nicholas further testified Priest brought Tammy’s body back to Nicholas’s house and put it in a back bedroom. They later disposed of the remains in a remote area. Her body has never been found.

Priest is expected to take the stand in the trial.

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