Missouri man gets justice for his slain girlfriend after killing 2 suspects in her case

5 month ago

Newton news, Missouri news.

A Missouri man has allegedly confessed to fatally shooting the two main suspects in the murder case of his girlfriend, less than two hours after she died.

Jasper County deputies said that they went to the Avilla home of Mason McClure and Nicole Hodges, both 34 after they’ve been named suspects in the death of 25-year-old Brylee O’Banion.

The victim was found dead in a ditch Saturday at around 4 p.m. and detectives were told she had been living with the two suspects.

But when cops arrived at McClure and Hodges's home at around 5:30 p.m., they found them dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

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  • Early Sunday morning, O’Banion’s boyfriend Kevin Johnson, 24, was arrested in connection with the pair’s murder.

    Johnson admitted to detectives that he visited the suspects’ home to see O’Banion only to learn that she’d been murdered.

    “When he arrived, he was told by Mason McClure that McClure and Hodges had killed O’Banion,” a police statement said. “At this time, Johnson stated he was asked to go to the garage and help McClure with something.”

    “Johnson drew a firearm he had taken from his father’s residence and started shooting. McClure was shot in the back and Hodges fell away bleeding. Hodges also died from her wounds on scene.”

    Johnson added that he was planning to flee the state following the double-murder. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action.