Scott City Man Indicted on Murder Charge

SCOTT CITY, MO - A southeast Missouri grand jury in Scott County indicted a Scott City man for murder this morning.

According to The Southeast Missourian newspaper, 18-year-old Marcus Bowers is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the September 23 death of Stanley Hagan, who was allegedly killed when Bowers hit his head on a trailer tie-down stake.

Bowers was already in the Scott County jail on charges of child molestation.

The death was originally ruled as an accident, but further review warranted a murder investigation.