2 charged in teen’s death after escape from behavioral home


ST. JAMES, Mo. (AP) — Two people who escaped from a central Missouri behavioral health facility are charged with killing a teenager who escaped with them.

Phelps County authorities say 18-year-old Enoch Phillips and 17-year-old Cody Armistead were charged Monday with first-degree murder. The Springfield News-Leader reports the two are accused of strangling a 15-year-old who ran away with them from a Great Circle facility in St. James.

Court documents say the three ran away from the center Wednesday but only Phillips and Armistead returned on Thursday.

Armistead reportedly took officials to a field in St. James where the victim’s body was found.

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