40-year-old Keith Comfort remains jailed in Boone County (undated photo courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff's Department website)

Boone County prosecutors and defense to work on timeframe for trial in Comfort murder case

40-year-old Keith Comfort remains jailed in Boone County (undated photo courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department website)

A trial date has not been set for a Columbia man charged with strangling his wife to death and then putting her body in an apartment dumpster on Amelia.

40-year-old Keith Comfort appeared briefly Tuesday in Boone County Circuit Court, via video.

Public defender Kevin O’Brien asked Judge Jeff Harris for a continuance, which was granted. Counselor O’Brien tells the court he’ll work with the Boone County assistant prosecutor Susan Boresi to come up with a timeframe for a trial. The judge has rescheduled the status hearing for July 11.

Prosecutors say Comfort killed his wife Megan Shultz in 2006. CPD investigators found her remains in the city landfill in 2019.

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