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Hearing Next Week for SeMo Boy Accused of Murder

BLOOMFIELD, MO - Nine months after his arrest, a 14-year-old Bloomfield boy diagnosed with a serious mental illness will face a plea hearing next week in the killing of a neighbor.

Owen Welty was 13 when he was charged in November with first-degree murder in the death of 64-year-old Don McCollough.

Experts have said Welty is schizophrenic and suffers from a depressive disorder.  The case has long been delayed pending results of a court-ordered psychiatric exam.

Welty says he was among several people hunting near McCollough's property.  He says he heard a shot and heard McCollough scream "ouch."

But the doctor who performed the autopsy says McCollough was shot through the vocal cords and jaw and could not have uttered a word after being shot.

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