Capital Murder Charges

Alexander George Brosius

Authorities have upgraded the charges against two men accused of killing another man last year after he stole and pawned a pocket watch belonging to one suspect’s great-grandfather.

27-year old Alexander Brosius and 34-year-old Jesse Shoemaker, both of Batesville, face capital murder charges in the death of 33-year old Michael Bryant, of Batesville, who was shot in Independence County in June 2018.

Court documents say the two suspects were initially charged with first-degree murder and criminal possession of body armor, but the charges were upgraded last Thursday after authorities determined that Bryant’s killing was premeditated.

Jesse Shoemaker
Jesse Shoemaker

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