Adult entertainers arrested, charged with murder

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Four women who are believed to be adult entertainers from Memphis and Nashville have been charged in connection to a murder in Missouri.

The investigation stems from an August 1 homicide in Wilson City, Mo.

Brittany Curry, 28, Ponesha Taylor, 23, Johniesha Simmons, 19, and Lauteshia Dotson, 23, have all been charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon. 


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The women are being housed in four separate county jails in southeast Missouri. 

They reportedly had a flat tire and a man identified as Ralph Cross offered to help them.

Officials confirmed with FOX13 that Cross may have bought them a new tire and invited them back to his home where they stayed until Cross' body was discovered Tuesday morning.

The Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office said the four women were the last people seen at the victim’s home.

Investigators said a 9mm handgun may be involved in the case. 

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