Murder trial for Clarkston man set for late May

The murder trial for a Clarkston man accused of killing his girlfriend last month has been set for late May.

54-year-old John Weber is charged with second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in connection to the death of 50-year-old Kym Berreman who was found deceased with a gunshot wound to the head March 7th, after a suicide was reported at their residence on the 1100 block of Fifth Street in Clarkston.

According to a probable cause affidavit, police suspected foul play when they investigated the scene, which appeared to be staged to look like a suicide. Authorities say Weber, who is a former volunteer Clarkston firefighter, didn’t provide any life-saving measures on his girlfriend, and no blood was found on her right hand.

Defense attorneys say police rushed to arrest Weber, prior to a complete investigation and autopsy results, which indicated emergency responders and officers were initially wrong about which side of Berreman’s head the bullet entered.

The jury trial, scheduled to begin May 24th, is expected to take a week. (Lewiston Tribune)