Hickman Trial Ends After Six Days

James Andrew Hickman

The six-day murder trial of James Andrew Hickman of Greenville came to an end Monday in Bond County Circuit Court.

Hickman is charged with two counts of first degree murder in the death of his two-month-old son in November of 2018. The state alleges Hickman shook or struck the infant, thereby causing the death.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges and requested a bench trial, which was conducted by Judge Neil Schroeder.

Prosecutors in the trial were Bond County State’s Attorney Dora Mann and Assistant State’s Attorney Keith Jensen. They called 24 witnesses to the stand during the trial.

Hickman’s attorney is Rick Verticchio. The defense called four witnesses.

After the final witness, St. Louis County chief medical examiner Dr. Mary Case, testified Monday afternoon, attorneys for both sides presented closing arguments.

A court hearing for the verdict will be scheduled for sometime the week of August 17.

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