A homeless Independence man has been charged in the murder of Charles Younger, whose body was found New Years Day inside an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Darryl M. Schaeffel, 24 (7/2/1991), faces Murder in the 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, the vicitm’s body was found in a home in the 15000 block of E Truman Road on the morning of Jan. 1, 2016. He had died as a result of gunshots and stab wounds. Shell casings were found nearby the body. Witnesses led police to interview the defendant who today stated he shot and stabbed Younger.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.