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Man to stand trial in Hannibal killings

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | 10:01 a.m. CDT

HANNIBAL — A judge has ordered a man to stand trial in the stabbing deaths of two people in the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal.

The suspect, 32-year-old Manuel Cazares, appeared at a preliminary hearing on Monday. Judge John Jackson found probable cause for the trial to proceed.

Cazares is charged with second-degree murder in the February deaths of his former girlfriend, 27-year-old Amanda Thomas, and 25-year-old Carl Patrick Epley.

Police say Cazares confessed to the killings over jealousy. He turned himself in at the police station hours after the killings.

Cazares is an illegal immigrant whose status wasn't discovered until after his arrest.


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