Man Killed After Intervening in Couple's Argument

February 25, 2006 - Posted at 12:36 p.m. CST

MACKS CREEK, Mo. (AP) _ A mid-Missouri man is charged with

killing another man who got involved in an argument between the

suspect and his girlfriend.

Thirty-five-year-old Hugh Hagar of Macks Creek was shot to death

early yesterday.

Authorities have charged 60-year-old Rick Phillips, also of

Macks Creek, with one count each of first-degree murder and armed

criminal action.

The Camden County Sheriff's Department says the men began

fighting when Hagar tried to intervene in an argument between

Phillips and a woman.

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