JACKSON, Mo. (AP/KTVI) _ The Clay Waller court hearing turned violent following testimony on the stand Wednesday.
Waller's son got into a fight with a witness during the lunch break for his father's preliminary hearing. That witness apparently shouted at Clay Waller while on the stand.
Then during a lunch break, Waller's son, JC, went to confront that man and punched him. A fight broke out between the two until police could break it up.
Clay Waller was in court, accused of killing his estranged wife Jacque, who went missing in June of 2011. Cape Girardeau County prosecutor Morley Swingle filed charges even though her body has not been found.
At the preliminary hearing, two men who worked with Waller both testified about threats. Matt Marshall said Waller was upset that Jacque Waller was seeing another man and said he would kill her rather than allow his kids to call another man "daddy."
The preliminary hearing is to determine if the case should move forward. Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp did not make a decision at the hearing.