An Independence County Man Has Been Charged With Murder

A man from Newark is being held on murder charges. 47-year-old William Earl Mingues is charged with felony first degree murder and felony abuse of a corpse, after authorities discovered the body of 61-year-old Donnie Scheffler Tuesday night at an apartment on Long street. Scheffler allegedly had blunt force injuries to the head, severe sharp force injuries to his abdomen and both his legs had been severed at the knees. Mingues allegedly told authorities that Sheffler wanted him to do it. Mingues is being held on $1 Million bond.


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