Funeral Today for Young Stabbing Victim

By KOLR10 News

Published 08/14 2014 08:58AM

Updated 08/14 2014 09:02AM

Joey Phillips-Clay
Joey Phillips-Clay/courtesy: Nixa Public Schools
NIXA, Mo. -- Family and friends will gather today to remember a teenager from Nixa who was stabbed to death a week ago.

Joseph Phillips-Clay, (Joey) 15, died August 7 from injuries when he was stabbed in the throat.

His funeral is set for  3:00 pm. today, Thursday, August 14,  in Union Hill Church of Christ.

The man charged with his murder, Jesus Padilla, was in court in Ozark Wednesday with his attorney.  An October 9 preliminary hearing was scheduled for him.
Padilla is charged with 2nd degree murder and armed criminal action.  He's being held on a $100,000 bond.

Joey's Obituary 

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