- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Five people have been indicted in the ambush killing of a drug trafficker in southwest Missouri.

The U.S. attorney’s office says an indictment returned Wednesday alleges that four suspects from Missouri and one from Mexico were involved in a meth-distribution conspiracy that led to the April killing of 24-year-old Oscar Adan Martinez-Gaxiola.

The suspects were identified as 19-year-old Brooke Danielle Beckley, 18-year-old Nathaniel Austin Lee, 27-year-old Jourdan Ashley McGinnis, 19-year-old Anthony Edward Donovan and 22-year-old Yovanny Aroldo Mendivil-Balderrama. The release says state charges will be dismissed because of the federal prosecution. It wasn’t immediately known if they had attorneys for the federal case.

A 17-year-old who’s charged with first-degree murder in the killing is too young to be charged in federal court, so his case will continue in state court.


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