3 held in connection with homicide at Missouri quarry
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman is being held on murder charges after a Kansas City man was found dead at a quarry in eastern Missouri.
Workers at the Danville Quarry in Montgomery County found the body of 55-year-old Edward W. Jefferson in the parking lot on July 1. An autopsy showed he died of a gunshot wound to the head.
KRCG-TV reports that three people, all from Kansas City, were arrested over the weekend in connection with the case.
The Montgomery County sheriff’s department says 28-year-old Cassandra Johnston is being held on $500,000 bond on a charge of first-degree murder. The other suspects are charged with vehicle tampering.
Court records did not list a lawyer for Johnston, and a Montgomery County jailer said Johnston could not accept a telephone call Monday.
Information from: KRCG-TV, http://www.krcg.com