2014 trial date set in deadly dispute between neighbors

Glenn Head, 59, is charged with second degree murder

A northeast Missouri man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor during a property dispute last December is set to go on trial next year.

The second-degree murder trial of Glenn Head, 59, of Novelty, is set for the week of April 7, 2014, in Clark County Circuit Court.

The case was moved to Kahoka on a change of venue from Knox County.

Head is accused of killing William "Bill" Bacon, 67, of Novelty, on December 11 of last year.

An initial report said that Head and Bacon had an ongoing dispute over whether a county road was opened or closed.

Court papers state that Bacon had called the Knox County Sheriff's Office to his property outside of Novelty regarding a trespasser.

According to court documents, Head told investigators at the scene that he had shot Bacon following an altercation.

Bacon, who was struck in the chest, was pronounced dead at Northeast Regional Medical Center later that day.

Head also faces a charge of armed criminal action and remains free on a $250,000 property bond.