Man accused of shooting, killing two women in Butler County

Another accused shooter out of Butler County is due in court this upcoming Monday for a status hearing
Published: Dec. 4, 2022 at 1:30 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 5:14 PM CST
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BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Two women killed in a shooting in Qulin have been identified.

According to Butler County Coroner Jim Akers, the victims were identified as 36-year-old Margaret E. Delcour from Broseley, Mo. and 48-year-old Wendy L. Rhodes from Qulin, Mo.

The man accused of shooting and killing the two women made his first appearance in a Butler County courtroom on Monday morning, December 5.

According to the Circuit Clerk’s Office, 30-year-old Steven Scott, of O’Fallon, Missouri, was arraigned.

He’ll be back in court on Monday, December 12 for a status hearing.

Scott is charged with two counts first-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and two counts endangering the welfare of a child.

According to court documents, he is accused of shooting two women in the head inside a home on the 300 block of New Hampshire Street just before 1 a.m. on Sunday.

According to court documents, Steven Scott is accused of shooting two women in the head inside...
According to court documents, Steven Scott is accused of shooting two women in the head inside a home on the 300 block of New Hampshire Street in Qulin, Mo. just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.(KFVS)

Court documents state a seven-year-old boy witnessed the shooting and his four-year-old brother was inside the home at the time.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found the two women dead.

At 5 a.m. police were called to the Walmart in Dexter about a suspicious person trying to get into the store.

When officers arrived they found Scott and took him into custody.

Court documents show Scott confessed to investigators that after getting high on methamphetamine he shot the two women because he “knew his life was in danger.”

Scott also allegedly admitted to stealing the handgun from his grandmother.

The case remains under investigation.