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Criminal defense: Missouri man accused of murdering relative

When it comes to a crime, it often takes weeks, months or even years for investigators to fully understand all the events. However, in some cases, police officers make an arrest only hours after the incident occurs, even if they have not been able to fully gather all the necessary information related to the alleged crime. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri is likely considering his criminal defense after he was arrested soon after the death of his relative.

The incident that led to the man's arrest happened one evening on a day in January. According to reports, police were called to the scene of an alleged assault just before 6:30 p.m. When they arrived, they discovered a deceased 27-year-old man. He is said to have suffered multiple stab wounds.

A 33-year-old man was soon arrested in connection with the man's death. Police say he was taken into custody without incident at a neighbor's home. Although he awaits formal charges, he faces accusations of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. Police say that the victim and his alleged attacker are related.

Despite his arrest, the details leading up to the man's death -- including a possible motive -- are unclear. In all criminal cases, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt; otherwise, the defendant must be found not guilty. Because the average person in Missouri has little experience defending such serious criminal charges in court, many hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide them through the justice system.

Source:, "Scott County police find one man dead from apparent stabbing, suspect in custody", Jasmine Adams, Jan. 26, 2018

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