Murder Trial Underway In 2017 Montgomery County Homicide

A Montgomery County murder trial is now underway in Audrain County on a change of venue.

Michael Humphrey is on trial, accused in the murder of New Florence reptile breeder Ben Renick in 2017.


During testimony today (Monday), jurors brought in from Cape Girardeau County heard results from the autopsy on Ben Renick, including the recovery of five bullets from his body.

Humphrey’s ex-girlfriend and the wife of Ben Renick, Lynlee Renick, is also charged in the murder and her trial begins in December in Boone County on a change of venue.