Case against Springfield woman charged with first-degree murder to move forward

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – A Springfield woman accused of killing a man was back before a Greene County judge on Monday.

Jessica McCammon, 42, is charged with first degree murder, criminal action with a weapon, tampering with physical evidence and distributing a controlled substance in the death of Dan Myers, 52.

Prosecutors were ready to lay out their case against Jessica McCammon. They were prepared to call over a dozen witnesses to testify primarily against her. This would give the judge the chance to decide if there is enough evidence to criminally prosecute her for Myers’ death. Instead, McCammon decided to waive his right to a preliminary trial.

The daughter of Myers’ girlfriend, Erica Bolls, says she’s not surprised McCammon waived her right to a preliminary hearing.

“We have all these witnesses. Several people who know what she did. She’s trying to hide something,” she said.

In April, deputies found his burnt remains in his truck in a wooded area in the 10,000 block of North Farm Road 16 days after he went missing.

Investigators say McCammon admitted to a witness that she overdosed Myers with fentanyl because he abused her in their relationship.

They also say she became paranoid after losing her phone because it would “incriminate her in Dan’s death”. It contained an audio recording of the couple the night Myers died from the lethal dose of Fentanyl. Investigators say the recording ends with him gasping for air and McCammon making no effort to help him.

They also say Myers accused McCammon and a man of stealing tools from him.

“She’s lying about him beating her. She claimed to be a victim of domestic violence before doing so,” Bolls said.

McCammon is being held in Greene County Jail without bond.

She will formally stand trial on all charges, including first-degree murder, in circuit court next month.

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