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New date set to determine whether juvenile will be tried as adult in Columbia murder case



A judge set a new status hearing Friday for a juvenile charged with the May shooting death of 72-year-old Janet Jago outside her south Columbia home.

The suspect appeared in court over video. He is being detained on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. 

The court is determining whether the juvenile should be charged as an adult.

The new status hearing will be at 9 a.m. Aug 25.

Officers were sent to East Tayside Circle in the Highlands neighborhood in south Columbia on May 22 for a robbery in progress, according to the Columbia Police Department. Officers found Jago and administered CPR but she died at the hospital.

Jago was the wife of Art Jago, a retired University of Missouri professor who unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the Columbia City Council's Fifth Ward.

Jermaine M. Burnett, 32, was also named as a suspect in Jago's death. However, after a nine-hour standoff with CPD in Forest Village Apartments, Burnett was found dead with what police say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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