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Homeless man sentenced for murder in Independence on New Year’s Day in 2016

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A Jackson County judge has sentenced a homeless man to 22 years in prison for a homicide that happened in Independence on New Year's Day in 2016.

Darryl M. Schaeffel, 26, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for second-degree murder and 20 years for armed criminal action.

The judge set the sentences to run concurrently.  

Schaeffel pleaded guilty in November.

According to court records, Independence police went to 15101 E. Truman Road on a medical call and found the victim, 55-year-old Charles D. Younger, dead inside the house.

Younger had been shot and stabbed. Spent shell casings were found nearby.

Witnesses told police that the victim had been feuding with Schaeffel.

Schaeffel told police that he shot and stabbed the victim.

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