Accused murderer appears in Cole County Circuit Court
COLE COUNTY - Charles Thompson appeared in court for a second-degree murder charge after a burglary attempt.
Thompson is one of three accused of killing Johnny Evans Jr. on Feb. 15, 2015.
Police said Thompson and Vincent Smith forced entry into Evans' home with the intention to rob him. Police also said, Thompson shot Evans twice during a confrontation.
Courts documents say Smith got scared and ran out of the house after he heard a gunshot.
Police said Robert Burks was the third accomplice who drove the getaway car with Thompson and Smith.
Smith's arraignment is scheduled for April 21.