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Police: Man accused of downtown killing turned himself in

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Marlin C. Johnson.
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Marlin C. Johnson.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones confirmed to ABC 17 News that a 24-year-old man accused of a recent homicide turned himself in Thursday.

Marlin C. Johnson is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Joseph Hecht, 38, of Sturgeon.

Jones and CPD officer Matt Stephens held a news conference Wednesday and said police were still looking for Johnson after the weekend killing.

Another man, 23-year-old Kesan McNeal, is also charged in connection with the killing. Online court records said he faced a count of accessory to second-degree murder.

Online jail records said Johnson was in Boone County Jail custody Thursday afternoon being held on a $1 million bond.

This is a developing story, watch ABC 17 News at 6 for the latest information.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.

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