Weber bound over in murder case

Weber bound over

in murder case

Ray Scherer

A Hermann woman was ordered bound over to Circuit Court on Wednesday afternoon in a December shooting death that occurred on Goethe Street.

Christine E. Weber, 902 Goethe St., is charged with the Class A felony of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in relation to the Dec. 15 shooting of Al Falco, at the address. Weber allegedly shot Falco late that afternoon, after officers had already visited the duplex at intersection of Ninth and Goethe streets twice earlier in the day in response to reports of domestic violence.

Associate Judge Ada Brehe-Krueger ruled that the prosecution presented enough evidence in a preliminary hearing to allow the case to advance to the higher court. Weber must return to the Gasconade County Courthouse at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 3, for Circuit Court arraignment before Judge Ike Lamke.

The judge's ruling followed presentation of testimony by several members of the Herman Police Department by Gasconade County Prosecuting Attorney Mary Weston, including Chief Marlon Walker -- who was among the officers responding to the scene after dispatch received a call of shots fired there.

Weber was present for the hearing and was shackled and wearing an orange prison jumpsuit. She remains in custody at the Crawford County Jail in Steelville and is being represented by the state public defender's office.