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Three charges were filed in Montgomery County Court on Monday against Allan J (AJ) Frayer for a shooting in Witt that left one person dead on Sunday evening. Frayer has been charged with two counts of murder with intent to kill/injure and felony possession and use of a firearm. Bail for Frayer was set at $1.5 million. 


Frayer is accused of murdering 36-year-old Jason S. Newell of Springfield who was staying at Frayer’s residence in Witt. The other suspect Elise I. Rufus was originally brought in for questioning but not charged. 


The Montgomery County Sheriff, along with Montgomery County Coroner and the ISP: CSI investigated the homicide.


Frayer is set for his first court appearance on August 10th. Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more on this story as it develops.

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