Columbia man accused of murder goes to trial in December

Michael Stapleton

A trial date is set for a Columbia man, less than a year after he’s accused of a double shooting that ended with one dead.

Michael Stapleton, 34, was scheduled Wednesday for a December 10th trial date.

Stapleton is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Myron Woods, 43, of Kansas City.  According to police, the shooting happened in January on Clark Lane.  Two men were shot.  Woods died from his injuries three days later. 

Stapleton is also charged with two counts of armed criminal action, assault resulting in serious injuries, and unlawful possession of a firearm.