Man Charged in Missouri Guard Member's Stabbing Death

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cody Harter (left) assigned to the 180th Airlift Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard, radios for a helicopter extraction, during Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) training at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 29, 2016. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Patrick P. Evenson)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cody Harter (left) assigned to the 180th Airlift Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard, radios for a helicopter extraction, during Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) training at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 29, 2016. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Patrick P. Evenson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 58-year-old convicted killer from northwestern Missouri is charged in the death of a Missouri Air National Guard member who was stabbed in what authorities are calling a road rage incident.

Jackson County authorities charged Nicholas Webb, of Pleasant Hill, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action on Thursday.

Authorities allege he stabbed 23-year-old Cody Harter, of St. Joseph, on Saturday after a confrontation along a highway in the Kansas City suburb of Lee's Summit.

The Kansas City Star reports Webb was convicted of second-degree murder in Jackson County in 1981 and was in and out of prison with parole violations. He was last released from prison in July.

As a member of the Air National Guard, Harter did a tour in Iraq and served in Qatar, and helped with hurricane relief in Houston and Puerto Rico.

Harter's funeral is scheduled for Friday.

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