Audrain Prosecutor Will Not Seek Death Penalty

The Audrain County Prosecutor’s Office will not be seeking the death penalty against a man accused of shooting Leon Wilder III outside Centralia in July of last year.

A notice was filed with the court on Friday that Richard Henry II, who is charged with first degree murder, drug trafficking, and abandonment of a corpse among numerous other charges, will instead face life in prison.

According to court records, Wilder’s body was found on County Road 997, with a gunshot wound.


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