Northwest Mo. Man Pleads Not Guilty in Hatchet Killing
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge has entered not guilty pleas on behalf of a 22-year-old northwest Missouri man charged in the hatchet killing of one woman and brutal assault on another.
Quintin P. O'Dell was arraigned Monday in Platte County Circuit Court. He is charged with first-degree murder in the May 31 hatchet attack that killed Alissa Faye Shippert. The attack occurred while Shippert was fishing at a conservation area.
O'Dell also was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the Dec. 26 razor attack in Ferrelview. The victim in that case was disemboweled, but survived.
A probable cause statement in the case stated that O'Dell confessed to both crimes this past week.
O'Dell is jailed in Platte County on a $750,000 cash-only bond. He is requesting a public defender.