A 21 year-old woman from Springfield has been charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action for the stabbing death of an elderly man.
Investigators say that Deidra Muenks told them that she stabbed 60 year-old Arthur Brashear multiple times during a fight at the mans apartment on August 12th. In the probable cause statement, Detective Tad Peter's says that Muenks told him that "Brashear was sitting up, moving and making noise when she left him, but she didn't call for an ambulance to provide him medical assistance or police to report the incident."
Brashear, who lived in the Grandview Village Apartments, was found dead by the apartments manager who became concerned after she had not seen him or his vehicle for several days.
Authorities searched almost two months for Muenks, who is a known drug dealer and has prior convictions for burglary, robbery and tampering.
0831-CR07686 - ST V DEIDRA MUENKS