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Missouri man accused of dismembering victim, throwing arms at witnesses

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. • A northeast Missouri man accused of killing a man, dismembering the body and setting fires to conceal the crime, hurled the victim’s arms at witnesses shortly before he was arrested, police said.

Paul R. Potter, 49, of Kirksville, was charged Monday in Adair County with second-degree murder, arson and tampering with a motor vehicle and is being held on $1 million bond. Kevin Locke, the public defender assigned to represent Potter, did not immediately return a phone call Tuesday seeking comment.

Authorities are not releasing the victim’s name until relatives have been notified, the Adair County prosecutor’s office said.

Police officers responding to a call of a vehicle fire Sunday arrived at a public housing development in Kirksville and saw Potter “throw two objects, later identified as human arms, towards the witnesses,” according to a probable cause statement.

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  1. serfer62

    January 9th, 2013

    That “tampering with a motor vegicle” is bad, bad , bad!

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  2. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    January 9th, 2013

    A potential Constitutional crisis revolving around the right to bare arms.

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  3. Claudia

    January 9th, 2013

    Was he trying to avoid the long arm of the law?

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  4. Chalupa

    January 9th, 2013

    Obviously a case of flailure to communicate…

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  5. Noodengr

    January 9th, 2013

    Is this what barry and joey have in mind when they come to disarm us? I think it is a bit extreme, but I would not put it past those two dufuses.

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  6. Tim

    January 9th, 2013

    Kill and dismember somebody and it’s second degree murder?

    WTF?

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  7. Tiger Eyes

    January 9th, 2013

    Don’t worry, he won’t get second degree murder. Instead, he will have a “Dialog” with a Liberal Know it all and he will walk free!

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  8. Brooke

    January 9th, 2013

    Clearly, we have to outlaw murder, motor vehicles, fire and knives! Where is Obama on this?!?

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  9. WhoreDildo "Che" Rivera

    January 9th, 2013

    Reminds me of Imam O’bowMao’s lame joke about the right to bare arms!!

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  10. the aardvark

    January 9th, 2013

    If he had set the arm on fire and then thrown it would he be charged with the illegal use of a firearm?

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