Tue. Jan 31st, 2023
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.