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May 12, 2003
Macon-- A jury of eight women and four men was selected in Bibb County to decide Bill Scheer's fate. The case was moved to Macon when Judge Stephen Goss decided there had been too much publicity in Albany for Scheer to get a fair trial.
Prosecutors claim Bill Scheer, a teacher at Monroe High School, left school the morning of September 13th, 1990 and killed his 83-year-old father William Henry Scheer.
Jurors will have a tough job. The state and the defense have painted two very different pictures of what happened on September 13, 1990.
D.A. Ken Hodges wasted no time getting jurors’ attention, when he displayed blown-up pictures of the murder victim, William Scheer, waving a putter that he labeled the murder weapon. “The only thing that makes sense is that the defendant killed his father in cold blood,” Hodges told the jury.
But Scheer’s lawyer Pete Donaldson says that the only reason jurors are hearing this case a dozen years later is that police didn’t even look for the real killer. “Bill Scheer did not kill his father. He had no reason to kill his father. They shared a close relationship…”
The D.A. says Scheer killed his father for money, but the defense says he got no financial gain from his father’s death.
There is no physical evidence against Bill Scheer. It is a circumstantial case. Tuesday morning, jurors will begin hearing from witnesses. The state has identified about 60 witnesses, and the defense plans to call 15 witnesses.
Scheer was removed from the classroom but remains on the payroll of the Dougherty County School System in an administrative position. The trial is expected to continue all week. The defense has not indicated whether Scheer will take the witness stand in his own defense. The state is not seeking the death penalty in this case.