Man’s Murder Case Moves to Pemiscot County

A man charged in the death of a Portageville teenager will be tried in Pemiscot County after a change of venue was granted from New Madrid County. Adam Eugene Milburn, 20, of Caruthersville, Missouri is scheduled to appear Tuesday before a circuit judge in Caruthersville. Milburn is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of 18-year-old Kerigan Mayberry-Mullins on September 29th. In an interview with law enforcement officers, Milburn stated he and Mullins were outside chatting and playing on their phones. He said he was sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle and Mullins was standing outside the driver’s side door leaning against his shoulder and facing away from him. Milburn told authorities that to “tease” Mullins he retrieved a .40 caliber Kahr semi-automatic handgun that was sitting on the dash of his vehicle and “poked” Mullins’ right shoulder with the gun. An officer said Milburn told him  ‘you won’t’ and Milburn then pulled the trigger so Mullins could hear the ‘click’ of the gun the probable cause statement stated. Milburn told the officer he never kept a round in the chamber of the gun and “was surprised when the gun went off.” When the round discharged it struck Mullins in the head killing her. Milburn also is charged with two counts of receiving stolen property for the possession of two additional guns allegedly taken in a burglary in Pemiscot County. Currently Milburn is being held without bond at the Mississippi County Jail.


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