Man Charged in Plattsburg Shooting Arraigned in Court

Man Charged in Plattsburg Shooting Arraigned in Court

Richard D. Vardy made his first appearance in court on Thursday. He was charged with murder, assault and armed criminal action in the death of his son and shooting of his wife.
PLATTSBURG, Mo. -- A Clinton County man charged with murder, assault and armed criminal action made his first appearance in court on Thursday.

Richard D. Vardy, 56, was charged in the death of his son Richard J. Vardy, 28, and shooting his wife Mary Vardy in the head during a domestic disturbance Tuesday night.

Mrs. Vardy survived and was taken to Liberty Hospital. There is no word on her current condition.

Mr. Vardy's next court date is scheduled for Tues. Jan. 31st at 1 p.m.

Mr. Vardy is in custody of the Clinton Co. Jail with a $200,000 cash-only bond.
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