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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Second juvenile charged in November murder in Lee's Summit

A second juvenile has been charged in the fatal stabbing of Tanya L. Chamberlain who died in a Nov. 1, 2015, early-morning attack at a Lee's Summit car wash, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joshua R. Trigg, dob: 1/10/2002, faces the charges of Murder in the 1st Degree, Robbery in the 1st Degree, and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

Trigg was certified earlier today to stand trial as an adult.

A co-defendant, Trevon Henry, 15, has already been charged in connection with Chamberlain's murder. Henry was certified earlier to stand trial in Jackson County as an adult.

According to court records, the suspects walked up to the victim's car, parked at a car wash in the early morning of Nov. 1, 2015. Later, Lee's Summit police attempted to stop the victim's vehicle, and two suspects fled from police. The victim's body and a knife. She died from multiple stab wounds, according to the Jackson County Medical Examiner's office. Lee's Summit police identified the suspects from video surveillance of the area. The suspects stated they were together when the victim was murdered. Trigg described how Henry stabbed the victim multiple times.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.

See charging documents below.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
mmansur@jacksongov.org
http://jacksoncountyprosecutor.com

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

Joshua Trigg Charging Document(s)
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