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Charges dropped against Hannibal man in 2023 murder case

Charges dropped against Hannibal man in 2023 murder case

1 month ago by Scott Hardy

Prosecutor says that charges against Braden Chestnutt have been re-filed in Marion County

Charges against a Hannibal man, among five charged in connection with the late January 2023 death of a Hannibal man, were temporarlily dropped, but have since been re-filed in Marion County.

Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Luke Bryant filed paper work Monday in Pike County, Missouri Circuit Court to drop the charges against Braden Chestnutt. He was due in court Tuesday, and was set to have a three-day trial starting May 28th. Bryant says that charges have been re-filed in Marion County, that Chestnutt appeared in court Wednesday, and a bond hearing is set for Friday. His case was being heard in Pike County on a change of venue from Marion County before the charges were re-filed. Chestnutt was among four men all charged with counts of 2nd Degree Murder and Assault. A sixth man, Howard Rickey, faces counts of 1st Degree Assault and Resisting Arrest. The men are all accused in the January 25th, 2023 death of Taurean Snoddy.

He was found lying in the street in the 1200 block of Lyon, and was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital where he was declared dead.

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