SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two suspects in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old from Republic will be tried in different counties. A Douglas County judge granted change of venue requests for two men accused of killing Kenny Stout last December. Christopher Jorgensen, 29, of Ava will be tried in Henry County and Nathan Jensen, 26, of Seymour will be tried in Pulaski County.
They are both charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Stout was beaten and left alive in the woods. They alleged the two suspects later returned and Stout was stabbed to death. A motive for the death has not been released.