Audio: Southeast Missouri town struggles after murder of 17-year-old

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Three men are in custody following the homicide of a 17-year-old on Sunday in southeast Missouri’s Malden. Tyra Jones is the mother of Dante Gibson, the victim. She says she wants peace in the community and “justice to be served.”

 

 

Three men, between 17 and 19 years of age, face second-degree murder charges after Dante Gibson was found dead on a front porch. Tyra Jones says the death of her son is impacting other kids in his age group.

 

 

Jones is the mother of Dante Gibson. She says she wants to know what happened to her son and hopes no other child or parent has to go through a similar experience.

 

 

Gibson was found dead on a front porch at roughly 3:30 Sunday morning in Malden. The state Highway Patrol’s Drug and Crime division is investigating.