2 charged with murder and arson in Sedalia fire request new judge
SEDALIA - Two men charged with murder and arson in a fatal Sedalia fire requested a new judge Wednesday.
Aran Cantrell, 21, and Cody Harvey, 23, were charged with first-degree murder Thursday. The men were charged with first-degree arson in June.
According to the Associated Press, Sedalia Police Sgt. Kelley Casto said Cantrell told police he doused 30-year-old Matthew Eldenburg with gasoline while he was unconscious. Police said they were told Harvey tried to light the man on fire, but Harvey said he was not involved.
Firefighters found Eldenburg in a burning home, and he was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to the Associated Press.