Suspects in Death of Mo. Woman Go to Court
ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A man charged in the death of a Missouri woman whose body was found in a box had a not guilty plea entered for him during a court appearance.
Martin Lee Williams was arraigned Tuesday on charges of involuntary manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse in the death of 35-year-old Tangela Fisher of St. Joseph. Her body was found in a homemade box in rural Platte County on Sept. 13.
A second man, 31-year-old Juan Naranjo, appeared via video in a separate hearing Tuesday. He's charged with improper handling of a corpse and a drug charge.
Both men requested public defenders.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports a probable cause statement says Fisher overdosed while she and the two suspects were using illegal drugs.