4 indicted in a drug scheme that led to a killing

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Five people have been indicted in the ambush killing of a drug trafficker in southwest Missouri.

The U.S. attorney’s office says an indictment returned Wednesday alleges that the four suspects from Missouri and one from Mexico were involved in a meth-distribution conspiracy that led to the April killing of 24-year-old Oscar Adan Martinez-Gaxiola.

The suspects were identified as 19-year-old Brooke Danielle Beckley, 18-year-old Nathaniel Austin Lee, 27-year-old Jourdan Ashley McGinnis, 19-year-old Anthony Edward Donovan and 22-year-old Yovanny Aroldo Mendivil-Balderrama. They release says state charges will be dismissed because of the federal prosecution. It wasn’t immediately known if they had attorneys for the federal case.

Authorities said previously that Beckley worked out an agreement with Mendivil-Balderrama that if she killed Martinez-Gaxiola she would get more time to pay a drug debt.

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