Clay Waller, in US District Court today on charges he threatened his wife’s relatives in an email exchange, Prosecutors say he confessed to the premeditated murder of Jacque Rawson Waller.
Waller was subsequently indicted this afternoon on the threat charges and proceedings immediately changed to a bond hearing for the former Cape Girardeau deputy. Waller is also currently on bond for recent charges he made threats to his former girlfriend and her estranged husband, as well as facing economic fraud allegations involving his failing construction business.
Federal Prosecutor Larry Ferrell stated in the bond hearing what was likely presented earlier in the closed session of the grand jury. Ferrell claimed there was sufficient evidence that Waller killed his wife, and buried her in a hole he dug beforehand, or at least, that is what he told his Father.
Ferrell went on to say there is evidence in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Jacque Waller, that implicates her husband, including carpeting he re-sected and hid in floorboards in the family home.
Forensic lab tests have confirmed the samples contain Jacque’s blood.
Clay Waller has not been charged with any offenses related to the disappearance of Jacque Waller, mother of the former couples 5 year old triplets.
Avery, Addison and Maddox Waller have been in the custody of their maternal grandparents since their mother was reported missing.
Jason Mateos, editor, www.blinkoncrime.com, contributed to this report