- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

SLATER, Mo. (AP) - A man has been charged with killing his daughter’s estranged husband and his former mother-in-law.

Fifty-seven-year-old Donald Bruce Owens, of Marshall, was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 35-year-old Ryan Sanders and 83-year-old Bonnie Charlene Hupp. Owens is jailed without bond in Saline County. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Officers found Sanders fatally wounded around 1:40 a.m. Thursday in front of his home in Slater. Almost seven hours later, authorities were notified that Hupp had been found dead in a nearby residence.

A probable cause statement said Owens admitted to shooting both victims. He said Hupp was responsible for his divorce and that he killed Sanders to “protect a family member involved in legal proceedings against Sanders.”

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