Murder Suspect Bound Over for Arraignment

Jesus A. Padilla (CCSO photo)
Jesus A. Padilla (CCSO photo)

A man charged in the stabbing death of 15-year-old Joey Phillips-Clay of Nixa waives his preliminary hearing and is bound over for arraignment in Christian County Circuit Court.

Twenty-one-year-old Jesus Padilla of Nixa is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is scheduled to appear in court again October 24th.

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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