August 16, 2022

Courtroom hearings Friday for suspects charged in two Springfield murder investigations

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Court hearings took position Friday for two suspects charged in two different murder investigations in Springfield.

A pre-trial conference commenced Friday for Brandon C. King, charged in two stabbing deaths from New Year’s Eve in 2020. Also in Greene County, an arraignment hearing was held Friday for Anotnio Meanus, charged in a fatal capturing in north Springfield from Oct 2021.

King, pleaded not responsible in January to legal prices in the fatalities of Stephanie Plumb, 32, and Dylan Moore, 13.

In accordance to court docket documents, King faces two counts of very first degree murder, a single count of little one abuse ensuing in death, two counts of initial diploma assault, two counts of abuse of a boy or girl, and 7 counts of armed criminal action.

Law enforcement say Plumb and Moore ended up stabbed to loss of life by King at a household in the 2000 block of West Scott Street on Dec. 31, 2020. Two ladies also experienced extreme injuries.

In accordance to a possible result in assertion produced in January, King was struggling with a criminal charge in Christian County and he was arranging to “kill everyone in the home,” steal a van and depart Missouri. Courtroom records demonstrate a background of felony expenses in Greene County courting back again to 2011. Per the probable lead to assertion, he admitted to stabbing numerous folks in an interview with legislation enforcement.

For each court data, King’s pre-demo meeting has been pushed back to Feb. 25.

Meanus is charged with next-diploma murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in the shooting death of I’Shon Dunham, 17, on Oct. 7. Per courtroom documents, he pleaded not guilty to fees in the case in the course of his arraignment hearing Friday.

Police say two persons were shot close to that afternoon in close proximity to the 400 block of East Norton Highway. The shooting occurred through a confrontation involving 4 men and women, through which investigators say Meanus was requested to accompany one more gentleman even though he offered a mobile cellular phone. In accordance to a possible result in statement, one particular man explained to police that, based on past interactions with the man or woman he was conference, he believed he was heading to be robbed and requested Meanus to accompany him.

For every courtroom files, Meanus instructed law enforcement that the human being in the auto tried using grabbing the cell cell phone, even though the male he accompanied struggled with exchanging the cellular phone. Although that happened, Meanus explained to police a human being hunting to order the mobile phone pulled out a gun. Law enforcement say Meanus then pulled out a handgun and fatally shot one particular person in the car.

The future hearing for Meanus is scheduled for Dec. 14. Attorneys are seeking a bond reduction in his case.

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