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Two charged in Jefferson County death

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – Two people have been charged in the death of a Jefferson County man last week.

Authorities say Crystal York and Ryan Gross, both of Festus, killed York's father William York.

Prosecutors have charged them with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree robbery.

Each is being held in an Arkansas jail on $500,000 bond.

An extradition hearing is set for this week.

They were arrested Friday in Little Rock.

Jefferson County investigators said William York was brutally murdered. They said he had been shot once execution style and was stabbed with a butcher knife.

The suspects allegedly drove to Little Rock and called a relative, who contacted authorities.

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