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Man charged with second-degree murder in shooting death after argument at a St. Joseph bar


ST. JOSEPH, Missouri — A 26-year-old man is jailed without bond after being charged with second-degree murder after an altercation at a St. Joseph bar.

Luis Villegas-Rosa, of St. Joseph, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the death of John Baynham Jr., who was shot early Thursday at the First & Last Chance Tavern.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports ( ) a probable cause statement says Baynham was found dead inside the bar after a disagreement between the two men. The suspect fled the bar but was apprehended after tips from witnesses.

Villegas-Rosa is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 10. Online court records do not indicate if he has an attorney.

Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri,

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