Father, son reunite in court


A new trial date of January 2017 was tentatively scheduled for murder suspects Rodney Whiddon, and his son, Manden, during a court hearing held Tuesday morning before Circuit Judge David Fina.

Both men are charged with first degree murder in relation to the June 2015 shooting death of longtime educator Shelly Strickland.

PHOTO: Rodney Whiddon, left, and his son, Manden, 22, both face life in prison for their roles in the shooting death of Shelly Strickland. They were in court Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing before Judge David Fina. Few words were exchanged between the two and both took quick glances at family members who were present for the hearing. 

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