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Petersburg Man Charged With Murder of Half Brother

Updated: Tuesday, July 22 2014, 01:09 AM CDT
Half Brother Charged With Murder
The Petersburg man accused of killing his half-brother over the weekend is now charged with murder.
The first degree murder charge announced against Joseph Coffman just about an hour ago.
Tonight friends in Petersburg are remembering Dennis Coffman as generous man. 
"He really enjoyed helping people, he had actually helped a few people, most of them were family members," said Bob Wethington, friend. 
Neighbors say the half brother had a brain injury he suffered the result of a fight. 
He was initially charged with aggravated battery for stabbing 47-year-old Dennis Coffman on Interstate 72 over the weekend in Pike County.His funeral will be held in Hannibal, MissouriPetersburg Man Charged With Murder of Half Brother


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