Edward M. Gutting, MSU Professor, Charged With Murdering Fellow Professor Marc Cooper In Knife Attack

Edward Gutting

Springfield News-Leader‎ – Edward M. Gutting, 43, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder, assault, burglary and armed criminal action in connection with the killing of retired MSU professor Marc Cooper, 66.

Cooper’s wife, Nancy, was also injured as police say she fought to get Gutting off of her husband.

Police said Nancy Cooper was at the hospital Thursday recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Gutting, meanwhile, is being held in the Greene County Jail on $1 million bond.

A probable cause statement, which serves as basis for criminal charges, was filed Thursday evening. It provides some insights into what prosecutors call an unprovoked attack.