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Kennett man charged with murder after man found dead

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KENNETT, MO (KFVS) -

A Kennett man faces charges a murder charge after another man was found dead on a couch in Kennett on Friday, July 14.

According to Kennett Police, Andre Lamont Oliver, 19, is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Someone flagged down an officer around 11:30 p.m. to report that he'd found a person dead on his couch in the 400 block of Shady Lane.

The officer entered the home through an opened front door and found a body on the couch. The person was pronounced dead at the scene by Dunklin County Coroner James Powell and was later identified as 19-year-old Akeem D. Nelson.  

Powell said the man was shot.

An autopsy took place on Monday morning , July 17, in Farmington, Mo.

The case is still under investigation by the Kennett Police Department, Dunklin County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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