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Mid-Missouri teen charged in grandmother's death

Saturday, January 21, 2012 | 4:18 p.m. CST

HOLTS SUMMIT — A mid-Missouri teenager has been charged with killing his grandmother and shooting at law enforcement officers.

Seventeen-year-old Ryan Wayne Koebel faces multiple counts, including first-degree murder and first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer. The Callaway County prosecuting attorney filed the charges Saturday morning.

Koebel is accused of fatally stabbing and shooting his 60-year-old grandmother, Karen Cates, on Friday morning in their Holts Summit home. Authorities say Koebel also used a .38 caliber handgun to shoot at Missouri State Highway Patrol and Holts Summit Police Department officers as he walked along U.S. 54.

The Highway Patrol says a trooper hit the teen with his vehicle. The teen was treated at hospitals in Columbia and Jefferson City before being taken to the Callaway County Jail.


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