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Prosecutor drops murder charge against Micah Moore in the death of Bethany Deaton

Moore told investigators he had suffocated Deaton, whose death already had been ruled a suicide. Moore later recanted after being charged with first-degree murder, saying his confession came as a result of an exorcism. Both Moore and Deaton had been part of a religious group living together in Grandview and reportedly under the strict command of Deaton’s husband, Tyler Deaton.

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