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