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Herring, who was charged in the Sept. 10, 2010 murder of Phillip Taylor, of Macomb, also pleaded guilty to 1st degree robbery charges in connection with the same case.
Sentencing was set for Aug. 2 while the court awaits a sentencing and assessment report to be prepared by the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole.
Also charged in the Roadside Park murder of Taylor is April Dawn Quick, 33, of Mtn. Home.
Both Herring and Quick were originally charged with 1st degree murder, 1st degree robbery and armed criminal action.
According to court records, Quick’s case is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on Nov. 8, with a jury trial set to begin Dec. 12 in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Both Herring and Quick have been held without bond since they were arrested Sept. 14, 2010,
In other action from the June 7 Douglas County Law Day, before Circuit Judge John Moody, Mark Davis, 40, of Ava, was sentenced to seven years in prison for manufacturing a controlled substance. These charges relate to incidents occurring Feb. 24. Davis’ probation was also revoked on a stealing case and he was sentenced to three years on that charge, with the sentences to run concurrently.
Brian Hicks, 44, of Mtn. Grove, was sentenced to two years in prison for possession of methamphetamine precursors, for offenses occurring April 25.
James Lansdown, 31, of Hartville, was sentenced to two years in prison for non-support.
Shannon Conn, 39, Ava, pleaded guilty to sexual/child endangerment involving a 13-year-old child in March 2008. On May 4, 2011, he was sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections with a special condition that he receive a sexual offender assessment to be prepared by the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole.