A former cable repairman will be in prison until he is nearly 100 years old for terrorizing and sexually assaulting a customer.
The crime happened in December of last year in O'Fallon, Missouri. James Hederle repaired the victim's cable one day and then asked her out. The next day, around midnight, Hederle returned to her house, broke down the front door, and tied the woman up. He proceeded to rape the woman and said if she told anyone he would kill her.
Thursday, the 22-year-old Hederle was sentenced to 75 years in prison for the crime.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Just two weeks after 9-year-old Tyrese Short was shot to death in St. Louis, his family has apparently been targeted again.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two people were shot Tuesday night in a spray of gunfire at the family's home. One of the two remains hospitalized. Family members say they have no enemies and don't know why they are being targeted.
Tyrese was riding in his father's sport utility vehicle on July 10 when someone shot into the rear window. Tyrese was struck in the back of the head and killed. His father and two of his father's cousins also in the SUV were not hurt.
Police say they have recovered a bag of money after a Lemay credit union was robbed today.
The suspect walked into the First Missouri Credit Union in the 1600 block of Lemay Ferry around 10:15 this morning. He threatened the teller and left with a substantial amount of money. The suspect drove off in a smaller yellow Chevy sedan. Witnesses report that the suspect threw a bag out of the car on highway 40.
Police confirmed that the bag contained money from the credit union.
ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) - Police in the St. Louis suburb of St. Peters say a burglary suspect was so brazen he tiptoed into bedrooms and stole items as the residents slept.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 23-year-old Benjamin Lee Lillard is charged with several crimes related to burglaries that occurred Saturday and Monday. Both crimes happened while homeowners were sleeping.
A GPS app on a stolen iPhone from the Monday burglary led police to a home where police say Lillard was found hiding in the attic. Authorities say he was covered in insulation material when he surrendered.
Lillard was released from prison in February after serving 15 months for burglary and other crimes.
He is jailed on $50,000 cash-only bond.
Police are still working on an open robbery case from earlier this month.
Authorities are now asking for help to ID the suspect after he was found on surveillance tape. The incident happened on July 13 in South St. Louis. A group of four men say they were robbed by two other men. The suspect's made off with cell phones and wallets. Police say that one of the suspects was captured by a surveillance camera at an area gas station.
Anyone with information regarding the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- A southeast Missouri woman is facing manslaughter charges for allegedly running over her lover.
The Southeast Missourian reports that 29-year-old Angelia Hanson of Cape Girardeau was charged Friday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of 43-year-old Jody Lane.
Police say Hanson backed a Dodge Durango over Lane Friday morning outside their home. Hanson told police she accidentally ran over Lane after an argument. Lane was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.
Hanson does not yet have an attorney. She is jailed on $100,000 bond.
A Steelville man faces charges for allegedly shooting and killing a man during an argument.
Witnesses say James Crocker was arguing with Paul Dart Jr over whether Dart was standing on private or public property. The argument escalated and that is when police say Crocker fired several shots at Dart--one bullet hit him in the head. Dart was pronounced dead just a short time later.
Crocker faces second-degree murder charges and is held on a $650,000 bond.
East St. Louis Police are holding a man for allegedly attacking two officers at a crime scene.
Police say Darryl Robinson drove his car into a crime scene area on July 5. When officers with the East St. Louis Police Department and Illinois State Police tried to remove Robinson from his vehicle, they say he tried to drive off and hit two officers. The officers suffered only minor injuries, but Robinson was able to drive away. He was arrested earlier this week.
He now faces three charges connected to the incident.
Charges are filed against a St. Louis County woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death.
Police say they were called to the couple's home around 1 AM Thursday for an apparent homicide. That is where they found 76-year-old Ivan Mullenix Sr. dead from an apparent stabbing. Officers also found 69-year-old Mary Mullenix in the house and she was taking into custody.
Town and Country Police say they were called to same house earlier for a domestic disturbance.
Mary Mullenix is held on a half-million dollar bond.
People affiliated with a number of social justice groups held a rally in response to George Zimmerman's acquittal.
Zaki Baruti with the Universal African Peoples Organization believes the Zimmerman verdict says something about the US. "America is not qhat it says it is, it is full of hypocrisy. It is not freedom and justice and equality here in this country." says Baruti.
Protesters gathered outside of the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. Organizers say this is just the first activity planned to draw attention to was they say are injustices.
City Police were aware of the event and were happy to announce that there were no arrests made.