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MONETT, Mo. — The Monett Police Department has submitted information seeking murder charges against a Monett man after the deaths of two women who were found in their homes on Saturday.

Charges of second degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance will be sought against Alexander Calhoun, 35, according to Tim Schweder, Monett police chief.5589ef914a879_image

According to the police investigation, Calhoun admitted supplying methamphetamine to both women, using it with them and leaving both of them alone after they suffered “a severe reaction” to the drug.

The deaths of both women were reported by 911 calls between 5:53 and 6:04 p.m. on Saturday. The body of Anna K. Smith, 37, was found by her husband in the kitchen of their home at 519 E. Scott St.

Calhoun reported the death of Tosha M. Norris, 25, whose body was found in her bed, covered with blankets, in the bedroom of her home at 104 E. Bond St.

According to Monett police, Calhoun, Norris and Smith all used methamphetamine purchased by Calhoun on Friday and Saturday.

Police said Calhoun used the drug with Norris at her home early Saturday. He said Norris had a severe reaction to the drug and that he left at her home and went to Smith’s house.

Calhoun and Smith used more methamphetamine, police said, between 5 and about 10:30 a.m. Calhoun said Smith also had a severe reaction to the drug and he left her there alone. When he left, she was lying on the kitchen floor. Calhoun returned to the home, police said, finding Smith dead.

In the case of both women, there was no obvious cause of death. Autopsies were performed Monday and the medical examiner found no conclusive evidence to establish the cause of death for either woman, police said. Blood from both victims will be submitted for toxicology tests.

Calhoun was arrested Saturday on a felony domestic violence warrant. He and Norris had been in a long-term relationship and Norris was the victim in the case, police said.

Schweder said he did not know whether two counts of murder will be filed. Charges, he said, will be up to Amy Boxx, Barry County prosecuting attorney. No charges had been filed on Tuesday, according to online court records.

Incarcerated

Alexander Calhoun is being held in the Barry County Jail, accused of failing to appear on a second degree domestic charge. No bond has been set.

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