A Tallapoosa man facing murder charges in the death of a woman in New Madrid County will go to trial this spring. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 36-year old Maria Slavings of Tallapoosa was killed May 5th inside a home on County Road 2-43. Investigators allege she died of a gunshot wound. 46-year old Timothy Richmond was arrested in connection to the murder. He was Slavings’ boyfriend at the time and is charged with first degree murder. Richmond pled not guilty in September. Judge Fred Copeland has set his jury trial for April 10th.
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