Charges Filed in Winter Murder

Shawnee Co. District Attorney Robert Hecht announced Thursday charges against Christopher Dwayne Hall, 24, for the murder of Nacole Winter.

Eight months ago the 15 year-old's body was found near Lake Shawnee. She was last seen on her way to school at the Hope Street Academy on November 30th of last year.

Her body was found two weeks later, reportedly badly burned from the waist down.

Police had been working the case for the last eight months, identifying and interviewing scores of witnesses.

Hecht said that he announced charges of First Degree Murder, Aggravated Indecent Liberty with a Child, and Criminal Desecration of a Bodyhave been filed against Hall, who is currently incarcerated in Missouri.

The District Atttorney also said that Hall will face one count of Aggravated Robbery and two counts of Aggravated Battery with Intentional great Bodily Harm for an offense that occurred later in December 2006.

Hecht said that it could take about sixty days to exradite Hall.

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