Man charged in 3 killings wanted by immigration authorities
SPRINGFIELD, MO. >> A man who federal authorities believe is in the U.S. illegally has been charged in the fatal shooting of two former roommates and a woman whose home he moved into after his first victims threw him out, police in southwestern Missouri said. A second man has been charged as an accomplice.
Police said in charging documents that Luis Perez opened fire on Steven Marler, 38, and Aaron Hampton, 23, at their home in Springfield on Nov. 1. Two other people were wounded but survived. Perez then shot and killed Sabrina Starr, 21, a day later at her house, the documents say. The 23-yearold suspect faces eight other felony counts in the shootings.
Aaron Anderson, 19, told investigators that he was waiting with Starr in an SUV outside Hampton and Marler’s home when Perez shot them. Anderson said he was on the phone with Perez at the time and that he could hear the victims “begging for their lives.”
Anderson was charged as an accomplice with two counts of first-degree murder in those killings and three other felonies.