A woman pleads guilty to a murder charge in the death of a couple in Willard, Mo.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – A woman charged in the 2020 deaths of a Willard, Mo. couple has pleaded guilty to one count of murder.
Teresa Cox is one of four suspects charged in the murders of Alexander Chute and Brianna Sproul, who were shot and killed on November 14, 2020. Investigators say Cox was Chute’s ex-wife and they have had a child together.
The Greene County prosecutor also charged Duncan Bogle, 20, of Springfield, and Matthew Plumb, of Springfield, with murder. Therin Plump, 18, of Springfield, faces a charge of tampering with physical evidence.
Investigators say the day before the homicide, Bogle texted Cox, “I need some time to clear my mind and get myself in a good place for tomorrow.” Investigators say on the day of the crime, Bogle called a friend, saying he didn’t want to kill anyone. He previously said friend Cox was pressuring him to kill her ex.
Investigators say Bogle, Cox and Matthew Plumb worked late at a Springfield Pizza Hut the night of the incident. Investigators say Plumb admitted to helping create an alibi for Cox during the shift and helping report the gun was stolen. Investigators say Plumb also admitted to hiding Bogle’s gun in a stream near Rutledge Wilson Farm.
The next day, employees reported that the store was messy and had not been cleaned. According to court documents, Bogle told his friend the next day that “sometimes some people have to die.”
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