January hearing set for Missouri teen charged in killing - KMOV.com

January hearing set for Missouri teen charged in killing

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A hearing has been set for Jan. 20 in Audrain County Circuit Court to decide whether an eastern Missouri teen will be tried as an adult in the death of an Ohio drifter.  

The chief juvenile officer in Audrain County, Bruce McKinnon, says the teen was 16 years old when 20-year-old James William Boyd McNeely was killed.  

McNeely's frozen corpse was found in the refrigerated compartment of the tractor-trailer that the teen's father was leasing.  

The teen since has turned 17. He, along with his mother, father and two brothers, were charged with murder in the killing.  

The father has said McNeely hurt his family.  

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