Double murder trial postponed again


A local double murder trial has been postponed as the state waits to learn whether some of its evidence is admissible.

Matthew Rumbaugh, who operated a Lebanon auto mechanic shop, was scheduled to stand trial for the 2014 murders of Chad and Riley Gerber beginning Monday, but the trial was postponed late last week.

According to Laclede County Prosecuting Attorney Jon Morris, the court issued an adverse ruling regarding the admissibility of some of the state’s evidence, and the state has appealed the ruling. Morris said that the issue would be decided by an appellate court, after which the trial would be rescheduled. It is unknown at this time how long it will take for the appellate court to get to the issue.

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