Man Charged with Murder in Death of Kirksville Woman

The man who was arrested on as a suspect in the murder of a Kirksville woman has been charged. The Kirksville Police Department arrested 50-year-old Ricky Ray Sides on Saturday after his girlfriend, 47-year-old Colleen Gompakis, was found dead inside an apartment they shared. Police made the discovery on Friday. They say Gompakis had a head wound and her death appeared to be caused by blunt force trauma. Sides has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held at the Adair County Jail on a $1 million bond.