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Charges filed in Independence slaying

Jackson County authorities on Friday charged an Independence man in the shooting death of Charles J. Dunnington, who found mortally wounded late Monday.

Finesse I. O’Banion, 35, faces separate counts of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the slaying.

Police responded to a residence in the 11300 block of East 11th Street in Independence where they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head. Dunnington died at a hospital.

According to court records, one witness who shared the residence with Dunnington told investigators that O’Banion had telephoned her several times before the shooting. At one point O’Banion said that he and another man were coming over to confront Dunnington who, O’Banion told the witness, owed him $300 in a drug debt.

O’Banion also said was upset because he’d heard that Dunnington and another man were planning on robbing him, the court records said.

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