Victims Identified in New Year’s Eve Double Murder; Boyfriend Charged

A Springfield man is facing first degree murder charges in the slaying of his girlfriend and one of her children on New Year’s Eve.

Brandon Corbin King, 29, is jailed without bond, facing charges of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of child abuse resulting in death, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of abuse of a child, and seven counts of armed criminal action.

Just before 1 p.m. on December 31, 2020, Springfield police were dispatched to 2001 West Scott after a 911 caller said a juvenile female had been assaulted.

When officers arrived, they found a 14-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl who had both suffered stab wounds. The 14-year-old’s injuries were considered life threatening. Both were rushed to a local hospital. The 14-year-old is critical but stable; the 7-year-old is stable.

Police then found the bodies of 32-year-old Stephanie Plumb and 13-year-old Dylan Moore were found dead inside the home.

Witnesses told police that King was seen fleeing on foot from the scene covered in blood. The Springfield PD then began receiving calls about a man in bloody clothing near Division and LaFontaine. Police formed a perimeter and found King in the 1400 block of North Brown.

Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson said that the actions of neighbors saved the lives of two of the defendant’s intended child victims.

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams said the situation is “a tragic ending to a violent and deadly 2020.”

Here are the documents released by Patterson about the case:


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