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Missouri Soldier Charged With Killing Wife’s Alleged Lover

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BELTON, Mo. (AP) __ A Missouri soldier is charged with killing a man he apparently believed had sex with his wife while the soldier was away serving in the Army.

Prosecutors charged 21-year-old Justin S. Cannon with first-degree murder just hours after he had attended his wife’s funeral Monday in Belton.

Cannon is charged with killing 24-year-old Michael Griggs, whose body was found at Truman Lake. He died from a serious head wound. The Kansas City Star reports  that Cannon was arrested hours after his wife, 16-year-old Amber Cannon, was buried. She was found dead July 27 at a motel in Grandview. Her family said drugs mayhave been involved.  Police have not said how she died.

Online court records do not indicate if Cannon has an attorney.

Copyright The Associated Press

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