Traughber Sentenced To 9 Years

A Columbia man has been sentenced to 9 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for one count of second degree drug trafficking in Audrain County.

Justin Traughber was initially charged with numerous counts including second degree murder and robbery in relation to the fatal shooting of Leon Wilder III on July 12, 2017 just outside of Centralia. Two other people, Arline Diedrich and Richard Henry II were also arrested for Wilder’s death.


Traughber and Diedrich have both entered guilty pleas to drug trafficking, while Henry is awaiting a trial with a potential start date in January.

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