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Missouri man may consider criminal defense if charged in deaths

Serious situations in which one or more people die can often lead to an individual facing criminal charges if authorities believe that an individual played a role in the fatalities. As a result, an accused party may need information on criminal defense in order to better understand how to handle the legal situation. There are various strategies that may prove beneficial, depending on the circumstances, and gaining knowledge on the process may be wise.

One man in Missouri may be hoping to effectively handle his situation after he was taken into custody. It was reported that two women allegedly had severe reactions after ingesting methamphetamine. The man purportedly supplied the drugs to the women, and after the reactions, he is said to have left them alone. The two women died as a result of the situation.

The man reportedly called emergency services to report the death of one of the women. Because there was a warrant for his arrest, he was taken into custody. He is currently being held as authorities and the prosecution work to determine whether to charge the man with second-degree murder and drug-related allegations. 

If the man is formally charged in relation to the deaths, he will likely want to defend against those allegations. In doing so, he will have various options to consider for his criminal defense. He will surely benefit by working with his legal counsel in order to present evidence on his own behalf and/or take advantage of other strategies. Information on Missouri criminal proceedings relating to his situation may also prove valuable.

Source:, "Monett police seek murder charge in meth-related deaths", Harrison Keegan, June 23, 2015

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