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Court documents: Sedalia killing result of disagreement

SEDALIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Court documents filed Tuesday revealed a weekend killing in Sedalia was the result of a disagreement the victim had with a group of people.

Police responded to the 700 block of east 17th Street around 6:30 a.m. Saturday in reference to a person lying in the street and not breathing.

When they arrived, police found Robert F. Fox Jr. dead with a gunshot wound in the chest.

After an interview with Fox's family, police were able to find that Fox had "problems" with some people in the area, court documents said.

Police interviewed a witness who said Fox was picked up from his home by people he owed money to, court documents said.

The witness said she and Fox were in the car with the other people, and one person said they liked spending time with victims and threatened to cut off parts of her body. The witness told police a person was lightly tapping the back of her head with an axe while in the car, court documents said.

The witness said Fox then got on top of one of the people, and the person said Fox was stabbing him. One of the people in the car then shot Fox, court documents said.

The witness was able to get out of the car, and the car drove away.

The witness identified Daniel Fernandez as the person driving the car. Fernandez allegedly used someone else's car to drive from Mission, Kansas to Sedalia, court documents said.

Fernandez was charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, second-degree kidnapping and unlawful use of a weapon.

Fernandez was arrested earlier this week in Overland Park, Kansas, according to the Sedalia Police Department.

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Madison Fleck

Madison Fleck is the content editor for ABC 17 News.

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