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Man Confesses to Killing, Dumping Friend's Body on Side of the Road

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A 23-year-old man is charged with 1st-degree murder in a friend's killing.

Adam Phillips was arrested Friday night for the death of Shone Swearingin.

His body was found along Hwy WW, east of State Hwy 13.

Detectives learned from Swearingin's roommate he had been with Phillips last Thursday.

When Phillips was interviewed, court records show he said Swearingin was very depressed and they drove around for several hours.  

Phillips admitted to shooting Swearingin in the car after the two argued.


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