Benjamin Wade Bonnie

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Benjamin 12/24/2006
Benjamin Wade Bonnie and Sarah Ann Mosier Bonnie of New Bloomfield died Sunday,
December 24, 2006 at their home.
Ben was born October 29, 1978 in Chariton, Iowa,
a son of Gregg and Marilyn Beaty Bonnie.
Sarah was born March 28, 1981 in Jefferson
City, a daughter of Mike and Diana Cockrum Mosier.
They were united in marriage
on June 11, 2005 at the Tebbetts United Methodist Church in Tebbetts.
Ben was a
graduate of Knoxville High School in Knoxville, Iowa, and earned a Degree in Applied
Science from Des Moines Area Community College. He was an avid and proud Harley
Davidson owner and rider, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. He was an auto
mechanic at Blackwell’s Garage in Jefferson City, and had worked for Custom Muffler
in Jefferson City and Beckett’s Auto in Ashland.
Sarah was a graduate of Jefferson
City High School and was an Emergency Medical Technician and a Certified Medical
Assistant. She worked for the City of Fulton in the Utilities Department, and had
worked at McIntire’s Florist in Fulton and Summit Villa Assisted Living Center in
Holts Summit.
Sarah was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Holts Summit,
and enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, camping, and entertaining people
in her home.
Ben and Sarah are survived by a daughter, Jade Marie Bonnie of the
home. Jade, Ben and Sarah spent many hours hanging out in the garage, riding the
golf cart, camping, fishing and working on cars.
Ben is also survived by his parents,
Gregg and Marilyn Bonnie of Jefferson City; a brother, Jake Bonnie of Columbia;
his maternal grandmother, Marie Beaty of Russell, Iowa; and his paternal grandmother,
Eva Bonnie of Apple Valley, California.
Sarah is also survived by her parents, Mike
and Diana Mosier of Tebbetts; two sisters: Krista Shikles of New Bloomfield; Traci
Sheley of Holts Summit; a brother, Michael Mosier of Jefferson City; her maternal
grandmother, Nadine Fraser of Clarkridge, Arkansas; and her maternal great grandmother,
Frances Trivitt of Clarkridge, Arkansas.
Friends will be received from 4:00 to 7:00
p.m. Friday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Directors – Jefferson City Chapel. Funeral
services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2006 at the Houser-Millard
Funeral Directors – Jefferson City Chapel with Rev. Ed Saferite officiating. Interment
will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to
the Jade Bonnie Educational Trust Fund, in care of Houser-Millard Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W.
Main, 636-3838.

NEW BLOOMFIELD – As funeral arrangements for the victims of a Christmas Eve homicide were under way Wednesday, a relative of the victims was officially charged with their murders. The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney's office has charged Brian J. Dorsey, 34, Jefferson City, with two counts of first degree murder for the slayings of a New Bloomfield couple – Benjamin and Sarah Bonnie.

Autopsy reports indicate that the couple died from gunshot wounds to the head. Dorsey was arrested Tuesday by the Callaway County Sheriff's Department, following a two-day search for his whereabouts. He remained in custody Wednesday night on a $750,000 bond.

According to members of the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad, Dorsey was one of two "persons of interest" being sought for questioning in the crimes. The other subject – Darin Carel, of Holts Summit – was interviewed and later released.

He reportedly was a friend of the couple and had been at their home prior to their deaths. In a probable cause statement, Carel told investigators that on the afternoon of Dec. 23, he went with Ben and Sarah to Dorsey's apartment in Jefferson City, and that all four returned to the Bonnie's home, where Dorsey was to spend the weekend.

Carel stated that Dorsey needed $60 to $160 to repay a debt, according to the probable cause statement.