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Six to stand trial in Missouri murder plot

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. | Six people accused of first-degree murder in the December killing of a Springfield man have been bound over for trial.

The six are accused of working together to plan the death of one of the suspects' husband, 63-year-old Stephen Rash. He was found dead in his home Dec. 6 with his throat cut.

He was married to 49-year-old Theresa Rash, who is among those charged and bound over for trial.

Also to stand trial in the death are 26-year-old Alexandrea McNeeley; Rusty Amoss, 27; William Reed, 25; Jeff Bloom, 48; and Troy Christiansen, 29. They all are scheduled to be arraigned April 13 in Greene County Circuit Court.

Amoss was bound over Tuesday by Associate Circuit Judge Mark Powell. McNeeley and Christiansen waived their right to a preliminary hearing Friday, after which Associate Circuit Judge Mark Fitzsimmons heard testimony against the remaining three.

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