Southeast Missouri man found guilty of murder, authorities said

11 months 2 days 10 hours ago Friday, January 13 2017 Jan 13, 2017 Friday, January 13, 2017 7:27:00 AM CST January 13, 2017 in News
Source: AP

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Authorities said a southeast Missouri man has been found guilty of fatally shooting another man during a party.

Fifty-eight-year-old Michael Futrell, of Doniphan, was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the August 2014 killing of 36-year old Manuel Williams, of Doniphan.

The Missouri attorney general's office said in a news release that witnesses testified that Futrell was asked to leave the party after arguing with Williams. The release said Futrell returned 15 to 20 minutes later with a .40 caliber handgun and shot Williams in the chest and the head.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 27. Futrell faces a mandatory life without the possibility of parole sentence for first degree murder and a minimum sentence of at least three years for armed criminal action.

 

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