Man Asks For Speedy Murder Trial

A Mexico man accused of torturing and stabbing 55 year old Mark Johnson at a campground at the Lake of the Ozarks has requested a speedy trial.

John Joe Powell was allegedly found standing over Johnson’s body that was tied to a vehicle with a paracord.

Powell reportedly told investigators he dragged and stabbed Johnson after Johnson threatened to kill his wife.

The campsite showed a great deal of blood, along with a trail of blood from the campsite to where Johnson and Powell were found.

He is being held without bond on charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action.

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