Atchison man charged in Missouri with voluntary manslaughter for beating death

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A northeastern Kansas man is charged in Missouri in the beating death of a man whose body was found below a cliff.

St. Joseph News-Press reports that 50-year-old Timothy Osborne of Atchison, Kansas, was charged Monday with voluntary manslaughter in the April 2014 death of William Howard Paige Jr.

Paige was 57 and from St. Joseph, Missouri, where Buchanan County prosecutors have charged Osborne.

St. Joseph police say the investigation shows that Paige was killed during a dispute.

Court records say an autopsy found that Paige died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Online court records do not show whether Osborne has an attorney to publicly discuss the charges against him.