SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who federal authorities believe is in the U.S. illegally has been charged in the fatal shooting of two former roommates and a woman in southwest Missouri.
A second man has been charged as an accomplice.
Luis Perez was charged Tuesday with three counts of first-degree murder in the killings of 38-year-old Steven Marler, 23-year-old Aaron Hampton and 21-year-old Sabrina Starr in Springfield, Missouri. Perez faces eight other felony counts in the early November shootings.
Police say federal authorities believe the 23-year-old Perez is in the country illegally. No specifics have been released about his immigration status or nationality.