A Jefferson City man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing a man and wounding a woman in February 2019.
JEFFERSON CITY — A Jefferson City man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing a man and wounding a woman in February 2019.
Austin Corrigan, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the killing of Clifton Withers 63, and the wounding of Carol Wilson, Withers' girlfriend, at the couple's home.
Cole County prosecutors said Wilson called 911 and said she and Withers had been shot by a man named Austin, who left the scene.
A short time later, Corrigan called 911 and reported that he had heard Withers and Wilson had been killed at their home, The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported.
When a Jefferson City police officer tried to stop Corrigan's vehicle he refused to stop and was pursued into Holts Summit. Corrigan wrecked the vehicle at an America's Best Value Inn and was arrested after a short foot pursuit.