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Man who plead guilty to murder of Goodman, Missouri man gets seven years

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Updated November 5, 2013:  A Texas man who plead guilty to the 2012 death of a Goodman, Missouri man has been sentenced to serve seven years with the Department of Corrections.

A witness told investigators that Caleb Saddler shot Michael Smith in mid-May 2012.  A second witness says Saddler burned the body in a 55 gallon barrel, topped with concrete.

That barrel was found in a trash pit on property owned by Saddler's grandparents.

Saddler had plead guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in the 1st Degree.

Saddler was sentenced on Tuesday to seven years.

 

Updated September 11, 2013: A Texas man has plead guilty to the 2012 death of a Goodman, Missouri man.

A witness told investigators that Caleb Saddler shot Michael Smith in mid-May 2012.  A second witness says Saddler burned the body in a 55 gallon barrel, topped with concrete.  That barrel was found in a trash pit on property owned by Saddler's grandparents.

On Tuesday, Saddler pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 5.

 

Updated October 2, 2012:  A suspect in the murder of a Goodman, Missouri man pleads not guilty.

Caleb Saddler is accused of shooting and killing Michael Smith, 31, in McDonald County in May then burning the body in a barrel and disposing of it on his grandparent's property.

Saddler is charged with first degree murder.

His next court appearance is set for December 11.

Posted May 24, 2012 and updated May 29, 2012:  A Texas man charged with the murder of a McDonald County, Missouri man enters a not guilty plea.

Caleb Saddler, 26 of Del Rio, Texas, was in court today (Tuesday May 29) and entered a not guilty plea to charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action.

Witnesses say Saddler shot Mike Smith, 31, in the head.

Investigators say witnesses reported the shooting followed a dispute between the men May 17 or early Friday the 18th at a home on B Highway west of Goodman, Missouri.  One person claims to have witnessed the actual shooting.

A second witness says Saddler burned Smith's body in a 55 gallon barrel, topped with concrete.

That barrel was found on Trout Farm Road in a trash pit on Saddlers grandparents property in rural McDonald County.

The witnesses are cooperating but authorities say there is a possibility that they too could face charges.

Saddler was arrested by Texas authorities on Thursday May 24.

The sheriff's department says they have recovered the gun used in Smith's murder.

Smith leaves behind three children.

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