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Preliminary hearing set for woman accused of covering up Scott City murder

Aug 29, 2013 -- 11:48am

Southeast Missourian

A preliminary hearing was set Wednesday for Tiffany Warner, girlfriend of accused murderer Neil Howland Jr., on charges she helped cover up the murder of Howland's mother, Cynthia Canoy of Scott City.  Warner appeared in court Wednesday with her attorney, Stephen Wilson, for a case review on child endangerment charges and arraignment on charges of tampering with evidence. Judge Scott Horman set a preliminary hearing for both cases for 1 p.m. Oct. 23. 24-year old Warner was arrested Aug. 21 in connection with Canoy's death and charged with tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution, a felony that carries a punishment of up to four years in jail. She posted a $15,000 bond. Prosecutors have charged Warner with burning a dog leash they suspect Howland used to strangle Canoy. She also was accused of child endangerment after investigators found unsanitary living conditions during a search of the house during the murder investigation.

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