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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Accused drunk driver pleads not guilty to murder

  • The man accused of killing a Camdenton woman in a two vehicle accident in Cole County waived a formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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  • The man accused of killing a Camdenton woman in a two vehicle accident in Cole County waived a formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
    Dennis Leporin, 29, of Columbia, will be back in Cole County court June 26. Leporin is being held on $250,000 on charges of second degree murder, assault, drunk driving persistent offender, driving while revoked in connection with the death of Chelsea Fredrickson, of Camdenton.
    Fredrickson was killed in a two-vehicle accident the evening of March 6 at Highways 54 and 179 south of Jefferson City in Cole County. A passenger in Fredrickson's car, Jasper Richmond, was taken to University Hospital in Columbia.
    According to the Jefferson City Police Department, Leporin was headed the wrong way on southbound Highway 54 when he hit Fredrickson.
    Leporin was taken to Capitol Region Medical Center for treatment before being charged and held without bond.
    Leporin was charged as a persistent offender on the DWI. According to court records, Leporin had a prior DWI conviction in 2011 in Camden County. Leporin has a history of other traffic related charges in other counties.
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