- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

NIXA, Mo. (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been charged in the stabbing death of a high school student at a southwest Missouri apartment complex.

KYTV reports (https://bit.ly/1u7mCzd ) Christian County prosecutors on Friday charged Jesus Padilla with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Nixa police were called to the apartment complex Thursday afternoon where they found 15-year-old Joey Phillips with stab wounds in his throat. He died a short time later at a hospital.

Phillips would have started his sophomore year at Nixa High School next week. Padilla also lives in Nixa, and police said he and Phillips were acquainted.

Padilla was being held on $100,000 cash bond. Court records did not list a lawyer for him Friday.

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Information from: KYTV-TV, https://www.ky3.com


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