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  • Three charged in Versailles double homicide

  • Three people have been charged with two counts of second degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action each in the Monday deaths of Freddie and Carol Wilson at their home south of Versailles.
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  • Three people have been charged with two counts of second degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action each in the Monday deaths of Freddie and Carol Wilson at their home south of Versailles.
    Derrell Spellmeyer, 43, of Eldon, Garland Mitchell, 45, of Jefferson City and Mandy Mitchell, 28, also of Jefferson City are all being held in the Morgan County jail.
    All three are being held on a bond of $1 million in the form of 10% cash or surety.
    According to a probable cause statement issued by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department, Morgan County Detective Charles Black and other deputies responded to a 911 call from a woman later identified as Carol Wilson at her home on Dorsey Lane, south of Versailles.
    As they approached the residence, a white van swerved across the road and hit a patrol car. At the scene, deputies took Spellmeyer, Mitchell and Mitchell into custody and advised them of their Miranda rights.
    Officers recovered a .32 caliber hand gun, a bottle of Hydrocodone belonging to Carol Wilson and a .32 caliber casing at the scene. Officers also noted blood on Spellmeyer's hands and clothing.
    Officers found Carol and Freddie Wilson dead at their home.
    In an interview with detectives, Spellmeyer admitted to shooting the gun and inflicting knife wounds on Freddie Wilson. According to the probable cause statement, Spellmeyer told officers, "they made me do it."
    The Mitchells admitted to detectives that they drove Spellmeyer to the Wilson's residence to obtain drugs. Although they did not enter the home, the Mitchells recalled hearing gunshots a short time later.
    All three then fled the scene in the white van before encountering officers.
    This is the second double homicide in Morgan County in the past two months. Wayne and Mae Wells were killed in their home in Ivy Bend the first week of December. Ronald Blowers has since been charged with the Wells' murder.

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