Adam Redding, accused of murder, takes the stand

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BENTON COUNTY, Mo.– The family of a buffalo man killed two years ago tearfully reacts to a guilty verdict against the man who killed him.

Adam Redding was found guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

The judge listened to two days of testimony and about an hour ago, he made his decision finding Redding guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Reporters in the courtroom said that Adam Redding, a former farmhand accused of killing his late employer Carroll Ford, took the stand.

Adam Redding’s mother, Pamela Miller testified on Wednesday (09/11/19) sharing what she knows about the death of Carroll Ford.

Miller testified about the day of the alleged murder when Ford was found stabbed to death near his barn.

His mother says she heard from Redding several times that day and he didn’t sound like himself when he called her.

Redding worked as a farmhand on the Ford farm back in 2017. He admitted to forging checks using Ford’s name.

Redding was the only defense witness.

He’s charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action as well as two counts of forgery. Tuesday, Redding pled guilty to the two counts of forgery.

This is a developing story.

Recap of the first day of the trial can be found here.

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