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Man charged with binding, killing southwest Missouri woman

January 7, 2019

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — A 25-year-old man is charged with killing a woman who was found with her throat slashed last month.

Lebanon police say Kevin Kayden was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Laquita Williams.

Williams was found dead Dec. 10 at a home in Lebanon.

The Springfield News-Leader reports police say in the release that Williams’ arms were tied behind her back and a cord was around her neck. Her throat had been cut.

Police say Kayden had a history of domestic abuse against Williams and crime lab and the evidence tied him to the homicide.

Kayden is being held on $500,000 bond. Online court records do not show an attorney representing Kayden.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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