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UPDATE: 12 year accused of murder


CHARITON (KWWL)--A 12 year old boy faces murder charges after police say he shot and killed his stepfather.

Jacen Paul Pearson faces one count of murder, and two counts of attempted murder in Wednesday's double shooting just outside of Chariton.

Police say he killed 37 year old Tod Peek and shot his five year old half-sister, Cheyanne Peek in the foot. Her condition has not been released.

Neighbors heard the shooting, then saw the 12 year old boy run from the home before police arrived. He was found in a wooded area about half a mile from the home.

 Pearson is in a juvenile facility.


Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell



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