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Verdict reached in McDonald County murder trial

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Updated March 20, 2014:  After 6 hours of deliberation on Thursday, jurors found Boyd Marcum not guilty of second degree murder.

The defendant himself took the witness stand, before deliberation began.

Marcum was accused in the September stabbing death of 29-year-old Kevin Anderson in McDonald County. Marcum testified that Anderson was angry for some unknown reason.

Marcum claims Anderson attacked him, pushed him down, and held his hand to Marcum's throat.

Marcum testified he pulled a pocketknife from his pocket and stabbed Anderson in self defense.

The jury began deliberating around noon on Thursday, and came back with a verdict shortly before 6 PM.

Updated March 19, 2014
:  The suspect's wife takes the stand in a Southwest Missouri murder trial.  Boyd Marcum is on trial in McDonald County for the second degree murder of 29-year-old Kevin Anderson.The defense argues the stabbing death was in self-defense.

Anderson was found lying on a porch in Anderson, Missouri in September with a chest wound.

The defense called the defendant's wife, Ashley Marcum, to the stand this afternoon.  Her testimony was consistent with Marcum's.

She said a fight broke out between the two-men.  She claims Anderson grabbed Marcum by the throat, and Marcum stabbed Anderson in the chest with a pocket knife.

The trial is to resume tomorrow morning.

Updated November 23, 2013:  A 30-year-old Southwest Missouri man will  stand trial in a fatal stabbing. A judge found there's enough evidence against Boyd Marcum.  He's  is facing a second degree murder charge in the killing of 29 year old Kevin Anderson.

Anderson was found lying on a porch in September with a chest wound. Officer Seth Daniels testified that  Marcum confessed to using  a pocket knife in the stabbing and handed over the weapon. Marcum contends Anderson grabbed him by the throat during a dispute and he couldn't breathe which led to the stabbing.

Posted October 3, 2013:  The Anderson, Missouri Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred on Monday.  The victim died from their injuries.

The court clerk tells us Boyd Marcum has been charged with second degree murder and pled not guilty on Wednesday.  His next court appearance is October 28.


On Monday, September 30th around 11:18pm Anderson Officer's were dispatched to a possible
stabbing at 501 4th Street. Upon arrival the victim, Keven Anderson, 29 of Anderson was found with an apparent stab wound on the left side of his chest. Anderson was pronounced Dead later in the evening.

Boyd Marcum, 29, of Neosho was found and arrested shortly after Officer's arriving on scene for
Murder. Witness reports state Anderson and Marcum were involved in an altercation down the street at 508 4th street at a mutual friend's house where Marcum stabbed Anderson in the chest. Anderson left 508 4th street and walked to 501 4th street where he attempted to get help. Marcum fled the scene but was located shortly after our arrival near the scene where he surrendered without incident. Marcum is currently being held at the McDonald County Detention Center on charges of Murder 2nd Degree.

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