BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A man is now charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of two people in Branson in May.
34-year-old Miguel Angel Melendez-Torres of Branson also is charged with attempted robbery and armed criminal action.
The shooting happened May 29 outside of Famous Dave's restaurant in the popular tourist town. The victims were 38-year-old Krystle Buhl of Forsyth and 39-year-old Richard A. McMahan of Merriam Woods.
A probable cause statement said Melendez-Torres allegedly approached a vehicle occupied by the victims after they had gotten off work at the restaurant. The statement said Melendez-Torres demanded money, argued with the victims, then shot both of them in the head.
It wasn't immediately clear on Friday if Melendez-Torres had an attorney.
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Police have identified two people shot and killed outside a Branson restaurant over the weekend.
Krystle Buhl, 38, of Forsyth, and Richard McMahan, 39, of Merriam Woods, died in the Saturday night shooting outside of Famous Dave’s in Branson, police there said.
Officers found the pair with gunshot wounds in the restaurant’s parking lot, television station KYTV reported. Police said one victim died at the scene and the other died at a hospital.
Police have said they have no suspects and no motive for the shootings. Investigators have found no indication that the shooting resulted from a robbery, Branson Police Chief Eric Schmitt said.