Prosecutors charge fourth in connection with homicides in north Springfield

Nyadia Burden booking photo from the Greene County jail

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A fourth person is now arrested and charged in connection with the shooting deaths of two people in north Springfield earlier this month.

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams confirms Nyadia Burden, 25, Springfield, was arrested Friday. She was booked into the Greene County jail on two counts of first degree murder, and two counts of first degree assault. Authorities have not revealed what role they believe Burden played in the homicides.

Aaron "Joshua" Hampton and Steven Marler were shot to death inside a house at 906 E. Locust street on November first. Two other people were shot and seriously wounded.

Witnesses told police Luis Perez and Aaron Anderson fired the shots, saying both had been kicked out of the house by their roommates.

Perez and Anderson each face murder charges. A fourth person, Dalia Garcia, is charged with tampering with evidence in connection with the shootings.