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One charged in deadly Chariton county shooting


The Chariton County prosecuting attorney charged 52-year-old Sherri L. Laws with second-degree murder after a deadly shooting in Keytesville.

Chariton County deputies were called to a Keytesville home for a fight and found one man dead from an apparent gunshot wound and another man who had also been shot, Troop B spokesman Cpl. Justin Dunn said. woman who was also at the home was unhurt, Dunn said.

Jacob D. Abney, 38, of Grandview was pronounced dead on scene after a shooting in Chariton County. James M. Johnson, 50, was taken to the University Hospital in Columbia by helicopter after being badly injured in the shooting.

On Saturday, Laws was also charged with armed criminal action, two counts of tampering with evidence and delivery of drugs. Laws is being held in the Chariton County Jail without bond.

Abney's autopsy is scheduled for next week, according to MSHP.

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