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15-year-old Ellipsis resident charged with murder in killing of staff member

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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A 15-year-old Ellipsis Iowa resident has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of a staff member there. Jovahn Mathis, who lived at the center for troubled youth in Johnston, has been in custody since he allegedly shoved Kathleen Galloway-Menke, 50, of Des Moines on May 8 outside of the facility, 7085 Northwest Beaver Drive. Galloway-Menke hit her head on the concrete and suffered brain damage, her lawyer said, and died Tuesday after she was taken off life support. Polk County Attorney Kimberly Graham upgraded the charge of willful...

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