Easter day murder suspects could end up on death row
According to CentralMoInfo.com, the Randolph County prosecuting attorney has filed notice that the state will seek the death penalty in the case against two men accused of committing murder in Moberly on Easter Sunday.
Christopher Lewis, 19, and Jeffrey Nichols, 22, both of Macon, are charged with 1st degree murder in Randolph County following a crime spree Easter weekend that involved several thefts and burglaries, as well as the murder of 92-year-old Carmelita Kaser.
Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Fusselman said the decision to seek the death penalty comes after considering all of the available evidence. He says there is still the possibility of additional charges coming out in the case against the pair.
Nichols and Lewis are both in custody on $1 million cash bonds. Judge Scott Hayes was recently assigned to the case on a change of judge request from the defense, but the next hearing date has not yet been set.
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