Man charged in May deaths of two people in Branson

Missouri

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BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A man is now charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of two people in Branson in May.

It was reported Thursday that 34-year-old Miguel Angel Melendez-Torres of Branson also is charged with attempted robbery and armed criminal action. The shooting happened May 29 outside of Famous Dave’s restaurant in the popular tourist town.

The victims were 38-year-old Krystle Buhl of Forsyth and 39-year-old Richard A. McMahan of Merriam Woods. A probable cause statement says Melendez-Torres allegedly approached a vehicle occupied by the victims after they had gotten off work at the restaurant.

The statement says Melendez-Torres demanded money, argued with the victims, then shot both of them in the head.

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