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Cape Murder Suspect Arraignment in Shooting at "The Spot"

Dec 31, 2012 -- 6:13pm


21-year-old Malcolm Harris of Cape Girardeau, appeared for arraignment Monday via video conference from the Cape Girardeau County Jail, he has been held on a $100,000 cash-only bond since his arrest.  Harris told Judge Gary Kamp that he intends to hire a private lawyer instead of  applying for a public defender.  His case is continued until Jan. 28 to give Harris time an attorney.  Harris is charged with 2nd-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with a late night shooting at a local nightclub.  Officers were called to 4-33 South Sprigg Street around 1 am December 16th in reference to shots fired inside the nightclub “The Spot.”  When they arrived, they found a victim, 32-year-old Nicholas Gilbert of Sikeston, with gunshot wounds.  He was later pronounced dead.  According to Police, Harris shot Gilbert once in the chest after an altercation inside the club. 




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