Missouri man kills 1 after driving car through family BBQ

Missouri man kills 1 after driving car through family BBQ

Missouri man kills 1 after driving car through family BBQ

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Associated Press

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 1 at 7:40 AM

SIKESTON, Mo. -- One man is dead and five people hurt after a man drove into a crowd of people at a family gathering in southeast Missouri.

 

Joseph Thornton of Sikeston faces charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and five counts of assault. He is jailed on $100,000 bond.

A probable cause statement from the Scott County prosecutor says Thornton was asked to leave a family barbecue Sunday in Sikeston. Thornton allegedly drove into a crowd at the home, striking three adults and three children. The car came to a stop after striking the house.

Authorities say 33-year-old Keremie Johnson died after becoming stuck under the car. The injured included two 3-year-olds and a 4-year-old, along with two adults. Details on their conditions were not available.

 

 

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