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The Shawnee News-Star
  • McLoud brothers set for hearing in murder case

  • Two brothers from McLoud charged in a 2012 homicide have been scheduled for a preliminary hearing April 11 on charges involving the death of a man found dead at Shawnee Twin Lakes.
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  • Two brothers from McLoud charged in a 2012 homicide have been scheduled for a preliminary hearing April 11 on charges involving the death of a man found dead at Shawnee Twin Lakes.
    The body of Adam Pacheco, 27, was found Dec. 29 about halfway down the north side of the dam on Belcher Road at Lake No. 1. His cause of death was ruled as multiple gunshot wounds.
    Andrew Wallace Fish, 25, is charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with murder the first degree, deliberate intent. He is accused of “deliberately, intentionally, with malice aforethought,” causing the death of Pacheco by shooting him in the head with a firearm.
    His brother, Reuben Dale Fish, 33, is charged with accessory after the fact and is accused of having knowledge that his brother committed the crime of murder, charges show. Prosecutors also allege Reuben Fish aided his brother in moving Pacheco’s body from their residence in McLoud so that Andrew Fish could avoid or escape arrest in the crime, charges show.
    A preliminary hearing, where a judge determines if there is enough evidence for a case to proceed, is now scheduled for both defendants on April 11.
    Both remain jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center.
    If convicted of first-degree murder, Andrew Fish could face the death penalty, imprisonment for life or life without parole.
    Reuben Fish, if convicted on the accessory charge, could face imprisonment not less than five to 45 years.
    Watch for updates.
     
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