Bond denied to elderly Moberly man accused in deadly July shooting

Bond is denied to an elderly Moberly man, facing first-degree murder charges in a fatal shooting.

Jerry Fitzwater, 79, was in court yesterday.  He’s accused of shooting Mithcell Nickerson, 49, in the head, in Moberly on July 8.  During yesterday’s hearing, the judge denied bond based on statements Fitzwater allegedly made to police that he intended to shoot additional victims inside the house where the shooting took place.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 10.