Woman dies after assault in a north Springfield home

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- The Greene County prosecutor has charged a man in the death of his grandmother.

Police have identified the woman as 79-year-old Judy Bishop. Bishop died Sunday in the hospital.

Officers responded to a home in the 200 block of West Atlantic Street around noon Saturday. They found Bishop with critical injuries and transported her to a local hospital where she later died.

Brandon Wilson, 34, is in custody and faces  a second-degree murder charge.

Springfield Police Spokesperson Jasmine Bailey says Wilson also faces armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence.

Police say this is the 16th homicide in Springfield in 2021.

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