Homeless teen charged in death of young Missouri mother

6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Friday, January 19 2018 Jan 19, 2018 Friday, January 19, 2018 9:56:00 AM CST January 19, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

SEDALIA (AP) — An 18-year-old staying at a Missouri ranch for homeless boys has been charged with killing a woman whose body was found in a trailer home with her two unharmed children.

Noah Kelliker was arraigned Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder and three other felonies in the death of 21-year-old Cassandra White. Bond is set at $250,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

The Sedalia Democrat reports that White's body was found Jan. 9 at a trailer park near Sedalia, with the door shattered apparently by gunfire. Her baby was on a couch near her and the toddler was in a bedroom. Marijuana was found inside, and her boyfriend is charged with drug possession. Kelliker was arrested two days later at the Masters Ranch in Oregon County.

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