Prosecutor Seeking Death Penalty In Kaser Murder Case

This photo was taken by Jason Kincaid in Macon Monday morning, April 1, 2013, of the suspects being taken into custody by law enforcement officials.

According to the Randolph County Prosecutor, Mike Fusselman, a notice was filed at the Randolph County Courthouse Friday, April 12, 2013, seeking the death penalty in the case against Jeffrey Jay Nichols, 22, of Moberly and Christopher Demond Lewis, 18, of Macon.

Left: Jeffrey Nichols Right: Christopher Lewis

Left: Jeffrey Nichols
Right: Christopher Lewis

The two men are accused of murdering Edina native Carmelita Kaser, 92, of Moberly at her home on Easter Sunday.

“We filed it this morning,” said Fulsselman Friday evening.

According to Fusselman more charges will eventually be filed against Nichols and Lewis.

“Once we have all the reports in we’ll file more charges,” stated Fusselman.

Nichols and Lewis are currently in custody. The men are being held, each with a one million dollar bond.

About Echo Menges

Reporter for The Edina Sentinel Covering Knox County, Missouri Since 2010