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UCM student charged with manslaughter in classmate's shooting death

Posted at 6:44 PM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 19:46:24-05

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — A student at the University of Central Missouri is facing manslaughter charges in the shooting death of another student.

Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Russell announced second-degree involuntary manslaughter charges Thursday against 24-year-old Jeremy Manley.

Stephon Abron, a 20-year-old student from St. Charles, died Nov. 4 after what the university called an accidental gun discharge at an on-campus apartment in Warrensburg.

Abron was studying aviation. His funeral is Saturday in St. Charles.

Russell says in a statement that the accident “could have been avoided if the rules of firearm safety were followed.”

Manley does not yet have a listed attorney.