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Man accused of manslaughter in Quincy death

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

QUINCY (AP) – A man is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a weekend shooting death near the Mississippi River city of Quincy.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that Adam County prosecutors also accused 21-year-old Zachary Ballinger of Quincy of possessing marijuana with plans to sell it.

Authorities say 21-year-old Austin Hermann was shot and killed shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday at a home just outside of Quincy. His body was found on a porch, and Ballinger was arrested at the scene.

Sheriff Brent Fischer and the county’s state’s attorney, Jon Barnard, have not discussed what might have led to the shooting.

Ballinger’s attorney, Casey Schnack, declined to publicly comment Tuesday.


Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, http://www.whig.com

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