Charges Filed in Fatal Stabbing

Jesus Alexander Padilla (Christian County Jail photo)
Jesus Alexander Padilla (Christian County Jail photo)

Charges are filed in Christian County following the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Joey Phillips-Clay of Nixa.

Twenty-one-year-old Jesus Padilla of Nixa is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He’s being held in the Christian County Jail on a cash-only bond of 100-thousand dollars.

Padilla was arrested August 7th after authorities responded to the Pheasant Run Apartments on a report of a stabbing. Police say Phillips-Clay was stabbed in the throat. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.


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