UPDATE: Three Arrested in Danville Quarry Murder

6 years 1 week 4 days ago July 11, 2011 Jul 11, 2011 Monday, July 11 2011 Monday, July 11, 2011 10:14:00 AM CDT in News
By: Peter Terpstra

COLUMBIA - Three suspects were arrested in connection with the murder of Edward W. Jefferson, 55, that occurred near Danville Quarry in Montgomery County.

Cassandra E. Johnston, 28, is charged with murder in the first degree. Cassandra J. Pickens, 44, and Marcus Pickens, 21, are charged with tampering in the first degree.

According to a media release by Robert Davis, Montgomery County Sheriff, two suspects are being held in custody in Kansas City. The last suspect is in Montgomery County Jail.

Jefferson, from Kansas City, was found with a gunshot wound to the head early on Friday, July 1. According to his media release, Sheriff Davis asked for help from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control and the State's Violent Crimes Unit. He wrote that the assistance provided was "outstanding."

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