Photo Courtesy: Greene County Jail

Man from Branson Arrested on Murder Charges in Springfield

A man from Branson who is accused of murdering another person in Webb City has been apprehended in Springfield.

51-year-old Nicholas Berry was arrested just after 1:00 pm Monday on West Sunshine.

Investigators say he stabbed 39-year-old Maria Whitaker to death on April 9.

Witnesses saw the two arguing over money when Berry attempted to pat her down. Whitaker slapped his hand away, and Berry stabbed her in the chest and neck.

He is facing charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action.

Berry is being held in the Greene County Jail, and will be extradited back to Jasper County at a later time.