Missouri man pleads not guilty in fatal shooting

     (AP) – A southwestern Missouri man charged in the shooting

death of an 82-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

     The Joplin Globe reports 44-year-old Shannon Hensley entered the plea Monday

in Lawrence County Circuit Court in the death of Nolan Karch.

     Authorities say deputies who responded to a report about a possibly deceased

person at Karch’s home near Aurora found Karch’s body on a floor Jan. 2.

     Hensley was arrested Jan. 4 on an unrelated charge.


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