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Charges Filed in Three Springfield Homicides

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney announced Tuesday arrests and charges have been made in connection to three Springfield homicides.

Luis Perez, Aaron D. Anderson, and Dalia Garcia have been charged with the homicides on Aaron "Joshua" Hampton, Steven Marler, and Sabrina Starr.

On November 1, 2018, four shooting victims were located by Springfield Police at 906 East Locust in Springfield, Missouri. Aaron “Joshua” Hampton and Steven Marler were two of the victims at that location and died from their injuries. Two other individuals at that location suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were hospitalized with serious physical injuries requiring surgery. 

On November 3, 2018, Springfield Police were dispatched to 2146 N. Oakland, where Sabrina Starr was found deceased with multiple gunshot wounds. 

In connection with these events, Luis Perez has been charged with three counts of First Degree Murder for shooting Hampton, Marler, and Starr. He is charged with two counts of First Degree Assault for shooting the other two victims at the East Locust address, causing them serious physical injury. Perez is charged with five counts of Armed Criminal Action and one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence for destroying evidence associated with one or more of the homicides.  According to the probable cause statement, Perez has outstanding warrants from the state of New Jersey and is not a U.S. citizen, is in the U.S. illegally and is an undocumented immigrant. Perez is being held in the Greene County Jail without bond. 

Aaron D. Anderson has been charged with First Degree Murder in the shooting deaths of Hampton and Marler, and with First Degree Assault of the other two victims at the East Locust address. Anderson has also been charged with one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence for destroying evidence associated with one or more of the homicides. Anderson is being held in the Greene County Jail without bond. 

Dalia J. Garcia has been charged with one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence for destroying evidence associated with one or more of the homicides. She is being held in the Greene County Jail on a $75,000 bond. 

Mr. Patterson cautions that the charges contained in the felony complaints are merely allegations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
 


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