Boonville Inmate Charged With Second Degree Murder In Overdose of Another Inmate

An inmate at the Boonville Correctional Center is now charged with Second Degree Murder in connection with an overdose and death of another inmate.

Dontae H. Bell was charged yesterday (Thursday) for the murder of Richard Weyer, December 15th, 2019.

According to court records authorities reviewed security footage and saw Bell talking to Weyer and hand him an unknown item the night of December 14th, 2019.

The footage showed Weyer snort the unknown item into his nose.

Weyer was found unresponsive about 45 minutes later.

An autopsy showed Weyer’s cause of death was Fentanyl toxicity.