Five people charged in beating death of Hannibal man plead not guilty; change of venue granted for two as attorney says matter is ‘racially charged’

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Five people facing first-degree assault and second-degree murder charges in connection to the death of a Hannibal man on Oct. 9 have pleaded not guilty. Tiara Bonner, Jason Anderson, Jordan Payne, Thomas Payne and Kaelin Rickey all made appearances by video from the Marion County Jail during their arraignment before Judge Rachel…

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Five people facing second-degree murder charges in beating death of Hannibal man to be arraigned Friday

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Five people facing first-degree assault and second-degree murder charges in connection to the death of a Hannibal man on Oct. 9 will be arraigned Friday morning in Marion County Circuit Court. Four of those people — Tiara Bonner, Jason Anderson, Jordan Payne and Kaelin Rickey — waived their right to a preliminary…

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Ask MRN: Why weren’t people involved in beating death at Hannibal bar charged with hate crimes?

Dear MRN,  I’ve been reading about all the arrests made in connection to the death of that man in Hannibal. Why weren’t those people charged with hate crimes?  First, let’s review the crime. A probable cause statement from the Hannibal Police Department Police indicated officers reported at around 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, to the…

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Sixth person arrested in connection to Oct. 9 beating death in Hannibal bar

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A sixth person has been arrested and jailed in connection to the death of a Hannibal man on Oct. 9.  An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County charging Todd C. Haynes Jr., 22, of Hannibal, with first-degree assault. Haynes was arrested by the…

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