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Canton, Mo. Man Accused of Killing Step-Father

Lewis County Sheriff's Office
Cody Wilson, 19, of Canton, Mo. is accused of killing his step-father, David Brooks, 56, also of Canton

The Lewis County (MO) Sheriff's Office announced Friday afternoon that it arrested Cody Wilson, 19, of Canton, Mo. for First Degree Murder. Wilson is accused of killing his step-father in their home Thursday night.

Deputies arrived at the home at about 10:15 p.m. to find David Brooks, 56, dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. An autopsy is pending.

The sheriff's office said its investigation revealed that Wilson shot his step-father with a large caliber handgun. Wilson is charged with armed criminal action in addition to the First Degree Murder charge.

The Sheriff's Office said Wilson is in the Lewis County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Jason Parrott is a former reporter at Tri States Public Radio.