Hearing For Man Accused In 1984 Death Held Today
A man charged with capital murder after an Eldon girl went missing in 1984 had an evidence hearing today [Tuesday] in Laclede County.
Martin Priest is charged in the death of Tammy Rothganger. Priest was Rothganger’s mother’s boyfriend at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen getting into a vehicle with Priest and another man. Her body has never been found.
When Priest was charged in Rothganger’s death, he was serving a life sentence in Kansas on a separate murder charge.
A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for October 1, with the trial to October 3.