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Missouri man charged with 2nd degree murder of grandfather

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 17:55:11-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mastin Paul William Raines has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to a Johnson County, Missouri, shooting on Aug. 1.

The victim, William Mark Gustin, was identified as Raines’ grandfather.

A probable cause statement mentions that Raines said, “He will never do it again,” referring to his grandfather.

Further, Raines claimed that Gustin was poisoning him and said “today is the day” to kill him.

A counsel status hearing is scheduled for Raines on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

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