Teen charged in death of 80-year-old woman in Missouri

11 months 20 hours 55 minutes ago Monday, October 24 2016 Oct 24, 2016 Monday, October 24, 2016 8:52:00 AM CDT October 24, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A teenager has been charged in juvenile court with stabbing an 80-year-old woman to death in southwest Missouri.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the 16-year-old boy is charged with seven offenses in the death of Mary Shisler.

Chief juvenile officer Bill Prince said Sunday that the equivalent of those charges if brought against an adult are first-degree murder, armed criminal action, abandonment of a corpse, second-degree burglary, stealing, attempted arson and tampering with a motor vehicle.

Shisler was found stabbed to death late Friday in a field near her Greene County home after a neighbor reported that her home had been ransacked. When deputies arrived they couldn't find Shisler or her car.

They later found her car being driven by a 16-year-old from Republic.

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