9:40 AM

Testimony will resume tomorrow morning in the first-degree murder trial of a Nixa man.

Thomas Naumann's (a.) lead defense attorney, Dean Price (b,) told Judge John Moody that doctors advised him to take the day off because of an intestinal virus.

Prosecutors say that Naumann helped his girlfriend, Crystal Broyles, kill former Macon County Prosecutor David Allen Masters (b.) by injecting Masters with a massive dose of cocaine in March 2005 because he was late with rent and making sexual advances on Broyles.

Broyles pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2006 and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.