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Jury hears arguments in the second day of mid-Missouri snake breeder murder trial

MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A jury heard arguments on the second day of a murder trial over the death of a mid-Missouri snake breeder.

Michael Humphrey appeared in court as he faces charges in the death of Ben Renick in Montgomery County.

Lynlee Renick who was married to Ben is also charged with his death, her trial is set for December.

A jury heard testimony from Ashley Shaw who was Lynlee's coworker and allegedly helped in the plan to kill Ben.

The prosecution also heard from two highway patrol troopers who interviewed Humphrey last year trying to get a confession.

Renick's bank controller also took the stand to discuss purchases made at a gas station from Renick's bank account on the day Ben was killed.

Prosecutors also read through text messages between Lynlee and Humphrey.

We'll continue to follow this trial and bring you any updates.

ABC 17 News Team

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