Hannibal murder suspects make court appearances

(Left to Right) Michael Studer, 30, and Gary J. Wiltermood III, 22, both of Hannibal are charged with second-degree murder

The two men charged in the murder of a Hannibal gas station clerk made court appearances Friday morning.

Gary Wiltermood, 22, and Michael Studer, 30, are both charged with second-degree murder in Tuesday's shooting death of 61-year-old Adrienne Arnett.

The men made their court appearances from the Marion County Jail via video teleconference.

Their attorneys and family members refused to speak after the hearing.

Associate Judge John Jackson scheduled their preliminary hearings for 9 a.m. Oct. 28.

Studer is accused of shooting Arnett during the 3 a.m. robbery at the Abel's Shell Station at 100 Shinn Lane. In a lengthy statement given to police, Wiltermood told Hannibal police investigators that he drove Studer to the gas station and participated in the robbery.

Wiltermood turned himself in to police later that day and gave his statement. Police arrested Studer later Tuesday.