Clay Waller plea hearing scheduled Thursday

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JIM SALTER
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A plea hearing is scheduled for Thursday for Clay Waller, the southeast Missouri man accused of killing his estranged wife.

The hearing was listed Tuesday on Missouri Case.net, the state's online court reporting system. Waller was charged last year with first-degree murder in the death of Jacque Waller. He pleaded not guilty.

Jacque Waller disappeared June 1, 2011, and was last seen at Clay Waller's home in Jackson soon after the two met with a divorce lawyer. Her body was found Wednesday. Officials didn't say where, but the Southeast Missourian newspaper reports it was in Alexander County, Ill.

Officials at the Cape Girardeau County prosecutor's office declined comment. Messages seeking comment from Waller's attorney were not returned.

The couple's triplets, now 7 years old, live with Jacque Waller's sister.

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