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Investigators: 2 Chicago men involved in Mid-Missouri murder

Investigators: 2 Chicago men involved in Mid-Missouri murder

March 19th, 2019 by News Tribune in Local News
Tyler Worthington

Tyler Kroll

Tyler Kroll

Photo by Miller County Sheriff's Department

Investigators believe two men from the Chicago area were involved in drug transactions with a man from the state of California prior to killing him in Miller County last year.

Tyler Kroll, 25, was taken into custody March 7 in connection with the death of Tyler Worthington, 34, of North San Juan, California, according to Miller County Sheriff's Department reports.

Kroll is charged with first-degree murder and was arraigned Monday.

In September, Joseph McKenna, 26, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with Worthington's death.

Kroll was arraigned Monday and is scheduled to return to court in early April.

McKenna and Kroll allegedly traveled with Worthington and, on June 4, 2018, were traveling to Miller County for delivery of controlled substances, according to a Miller County Sheriff's Department probable cause statement.

Authorities alleged McKenna made earlier statements about intending to kill Worthington because of Worthigton's demands that McKenna pay him for prior deliveries of controlled substances. They believe he conspired with Kroll to lure Worthington out of California and come with them to Missouri to complete a delivery and killed him by shooting him in the head.