Joseph McKenna

A Miller County murder case is one step closer to completion after one of two Chicago men charged in the case enters a guilty plea. Joseph McKenna was the trigger man who shot California resident Tyler Worthington during an apparent drug deal gone bad.

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That’s Miller County Sheriff Louie Gregoire. McKenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the shooting after pleading to a reduced charge of second-degree murder. The prosecution originally was seeking the death penalty.

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The second defendant, Tyler Kroll, is still facing a first-degree murder charge and is currently in custody in Illinois.