49-year-old Paul Potter of Kirksville has been charged with first degree murder, arson, vehicle tampering, armed criminal action and burglary. Potter is accused of stabbing and then dismembering 74-year-old Willis Edward Meredith on January 6th before throwing the severed arms at witnesses. If convicted on the murder charge Potter would be subject to the death penalty under Missouri Law. Potter’s case will be reviewed by Judge Swaim February 6th and the preliminary hearing will be held February 22nd. Potter is being held on $1-million cash only bond.