WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Missouri man accused of killing two Wisconsin brothers told authorities he disposed of the bodies but denied killing the men.
Garland Nelson’s attorneys argued that a murder suspect cannot also be charged with abandoning the victim’s corpse without violating his right to remain silent against self-incrimination. But prosecutors said Nelson could have anonymously reported where the bodies were located.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Circuit Court Judge Michael Wagner agreed Tuesday and denied a defense request to dismiss two counts of abandoning a corpse.
Garland is also charged with murder in the 2019 killings of Justin and Nicholas Diemel.