***UPDATE 5 P.M.***ABC 17 News has learned that the sister-in-law of Derrell Spellmeyer, the alleged gunman, was once married to the Freddie Wilson, one of the victims of Monday’s shooting.Neighbors of the victims say the couple, Freddie and Carol Wilson, had medical problems, which may have led to the deadly confrontation.”Apparently Mr. Spellmeyer knew there were pain drugs Carol had, powerful pain medication,” said Morgan County Sheriff Jim Petty. “Apparently Daryl Spellmeyer knew she had possession of drugs and he wanted some drugs.”***UPDATE 1:15 P.M.***New details have been released involving the double homicide near Versailles. According to Morgan County officials, Garland and Mandy Mitchell drove Derrell Spellmeyer to the home of Carol and Freddie Wilson Monday morning.The probable cause statement says the Mitchells stayed in the vehicle while Spellmeyer went into the residence to obtain drugs. A short time later, they told police they heard gunshots then Spellmeyer returned to the car with a gun and blood on his hands and clothing.Law enforcement says they did recover a .32 caliber handgun as well as a bottle of Hydrocodone that was prescribed to Carol Wilson from Spellmeyer. He then allegedly admitted to shooting and inflicting knife wounds on the Wilsons because “they made me do it.” Deputies also recovered a .32 caliber shell casing from Spellmeyer’s pocket.***ORIGINAL STORY***Morgan County prosecutors have charged three people with the murder of Carol and Freddie Wilson Monday.Garland Mitchell, 46, and Mandy Mitchell, 28, both of Jefferson City and Derrell Spellmeyer, 44, of Eldon have each been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action. They are all being held on $1 million bond. Morgan County Sheriff’s officials found Carol and Freddie Wilson shot at their home on Dorsey Lane off Highway TT, south of Versailles on Tuesday.Law enforcement reportedly took the three suspects into custody a short time later after they crashed their van near the residence.
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