Dexter man accused of murder could face death penalty

DEXTER, MO (KFVS) - A Dexter man accused of murdering a man outside a McDonald's in Advance could face the death penalty if found guilty.

According to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver, Matthew Cook's preliminary hearing was continued during Cook's scheduled court case.

Cook, 29, of Dexter, is facing murder first degree, armed criminal action and robbery charges.

Oliver says he is considering the death penalty and may bring it up during the next scheduled court date on April 11.

According to court documents, Crow was shot to death.

Crow's body was discovered Wednesday in a red pickup truck outside the Advance McDonald's.

According to the probable cause statement, Crow was shot in the face. Authorities found a .22 caliber shell casing at the scene.

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