JACKSON, Mo. — A southeast Missouri man has pleaded guilty to killing his estranged wife, a mother of triplets who was missing for almost two years before her body was found in Illinois last week.
The Associated Press
Clay Waller of Jackson pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death of Jacque Waller. She had been missing since June 1, 2011, the same day the couple met with a divorce lawyer and argued over money.
Clay Waller was charged in his wife's death last year even though her body had not yet been found. He had faced a September trial in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court.
Jacque Waller's sister, Cheryl Brenneke, has custody of their 7-year-old triplets. Clay Waller is serving a five-year term in federal prison for threatening Brenneke over the Internet.