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Pre-trial conference scheduled for man who confessed to killing his wife in 2006


On Thursday, a pre-trial conference is scheduled for a Columbia man who admitted to killing his wife back in 2006.

Comfort first reported his wife as missing after he allegedly killed her in 2006. After 13 years, Comfort finally confessed to killing his wife, Megan Shultz after she allegedly told him she was a part of a drug deal, according to court documents.

Comfort told police that when he got to the apartment in the 1700 block of Amelia Street in 2006, he became frantic after finding out that information. Documents say Comfort then told police that he strangled his wife, but when he realized she wasn't breathing, he put her body in a garbage bag. 

After that, the Comfort says he threw his wife in the dumpster at the apartment complex.

When comfort admitted to killing his wife, CPD began searching landfills where they uncovered his wife's remains. The police department said a private lab confirmed the body was Shultz by comparing DNA samples that came back as a 99.9% match. 

Comfort is set to appear at the Boone County Courthouse at 1:30 Thursday afternoon.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Sue Boresi told ABC 17 News that the state and defense told the judge the trial could begin Feb. 27. Eighty jurors will be seated for selection. Parties are to file jury instructions and pretrial motions by Feb. 10. The next pretrial conference is set for Feb. 14.

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