Trial set for July for Palmyra man facing first-degree murder charges in Sept. 2021 death

SHELBYVILLE, Mo. — A trial for a Palmyra man facing charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm has been set for July. Raymond D. Gum, 35, appeared in Shelby County Circuit Court with public defender Austin Smith on Thursday morning during a brief hearing before Judge Frederick Tucker. A…

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Murder suspect from Palmyra pleads not guilty; asks for change of venue, change of judge

PALMYRA, Mo. — A Palmyra man facing charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm pled not guilty during his arraignment Wednesday morning in Marion County Circuit Court. Raymond D. Gum, 34, appeared by video before Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd. His charges are in connection with the death of Crystal…

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Palmyra man facing first-degree murder charges makes first appearance in court

PALMYRA, Mo. — A Palmyra man held in the Marion County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond is set to return to Marion County Circuit Court at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for a bond hearing. Raymond D. Gum, 34, made his first appearance Thursday in Marion County Circuit Court. He faces charges of first-degree murder…

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