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Two arrested in Kennett murder

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Standrique Matlock Standrique Matlock
Kareema Jefferson (Source: Dunklin County Courthouse) Kareema Jefferson (Source: Dunklin County Courthouse)
Officers say Jackson was sitting in a car on the 1100 block of Astrachan St. when he was shot several times in the back through the rear driver's side window. Officers say Jackson was sitting in a car on the 1100 block of Astrachan St. when he was shot several times in the back through the rear driver's side window.
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KENNETT, MO (KFVS) -

Murder charges have been filed against a pair of Kennett residents in connection to the killing of 25-year-old Roosevelt Jackson. 

Dunklin County Prosecutor Stephen Sokoloff says Standrique Matlock, 22, and Kareema Jefferson, 23, each face charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action.

Both suspects could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

Police recovered a 9 mm handgun that belonged to Matlock, which is believed to be the murder weapon.

Officers say Jackson was sitting in a car on the 1100 block of Astrachan St. when he was shot several times in the back through the rear driver's side window.

Six shell casings were recovered from the scene.

Jackson's family says he was originally from Blytheville, AR, but was living in Kennett with his girlfriend and her grandmother.

Jackson is survived by three children.

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