Man Facing Murder Charges In 2017 Case Of Lake Ozark Man To Be In Court Today

Local News Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

A Mexico, Missouri, man facing first-degree murder charges from a September, 2017, beating death of a man in Lake Ozark is scheduled to be in court on Tuesday.

John Joe Powell is accused of getting into a confrontation with 55-year-old Mark Johnson over an, apparent, incident involving Powell’s wife.

It’s alleged that Powell stabbed and beat Johnson before dragging him behind a vehicle around a campground…Johnson died from the injuries about a week later.

The case review hearing is being heard in a Laclede County courtroom on a change of venue from Miller County.

Local News Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

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