A Sikeston man accused of killing his wife has had his case set for arraignment in Scott County Circuit Court. 41-year-old Stevie Cordale Lott is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm, endangering the welfare of a child and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. Lott but was indicted by a grand jury, and his case was sent straight to circuit court. On Sept. 12, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call in reference to a domestic disturbance on John R. Boulevard in Sikeston. Upon arrival, officers located the body of Lott's 26-year-old wife, Nyketia Lott. She had a gunshot wound to the head and was alone in the home when police arrived. Lott has remained in custody since. An autopsy conducted determined Mrs. Lott's official cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the back of her head. Lott, who has had at least 13 prior arrests, with three felony convictions of assault, armed criminal action and involuntary manslaughter, remains in Scott County Jail. Lott is scheduled to be arraigned on the 27th.
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