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Angela Mason

A trial in the second-degree murder case against Angela Mason, who is accused of shooting her husband, has been postponed until December.

The decision to postpone the trial came from Judge Patrick Robb on Friday morning when a new witness stepped forward for the prosecution. The witness was an employee of the Missouri Department of Corrections who came forward on Thursday evening with information about statements Mason had made while in custody.

Mason’s defense attorney, Bert Godding, objected to the witness being endorsed because the trial was set to take place July 16 and would not allow the defense to look further into the new witness.

Robb decided to postpone the jury trial until Tuesday, Dec. 17, in order to give the defense more time to check into this new witness.

Jessika Eidson can be reached at jessika.eidson@newspressnow.com. Follow her on Twitter at @NPNowEidson