Texas County man charged with murdering trans teen to stand trial on Monday


Courtesy of the Springfield News-Leader

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Andrew Vrba, the 21-year-old Texas County man charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, and abandonment of a corpse in connection with the death of a transgender teen, appeared in court on Thursday, July 30, to discuss the allowance of cameras in the courtroom during his trial.

17-year-old Ally Steinfeld, the victim of a murder Vrba was allegedly involved in, was found dead in Texas County in 2017.

According to the judge overseeing Vrba’s trial, which begins Monday, August 3, cameras will be allowed in the courtroom.

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