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Megan Boken's shooter pleads guilty

Friday, 22 November 2013 16:59 Published in Local News

At a plea hearing Friday, 19-year-old Keith Esters admitted to shooting and killing Megan Boken.

As part of his guilty plea, Esters was sentenced to life in prison, plus 20 years. Megan's family was on hand to read statements before sentencing. Police says Esters did not act alone.

His cousin, Johnathan Perkins faces second degree murder charges. Officers say they tracked down Esters and Perkins by tracing a cell phone that was stolen from someone else six days before Megan was murdered. 

A St. Louis priest accused of molesting a teen, is no longer facing charges.

Father Joseph Jiang had pleaded not guilty to a child endangerment charge before the case was dismissed today. A lawsuit filed on behalf of the victim's family is still active. The family claims that Archbishop Robert Carlson did nothing to stop the abuse.

The Survivors Network of these Abused by Priests released saying they are disappointed. They are now asking for anyone who may have seen or suffered abuse by Father Jiang or others, step forward.

The Cards have made a move to provide some depth at outfield.

Fox Sports reports third baseman David Freese and relief pitcher Fernando Salas are headed to California. They will join former teammate Albert Pujols with the Angels.

The Cards are getting Peter Bourjos and prospect Randal Grichuk.

Freese rose to stardom after his postseason heroics in 2011, but had an off 2013 campaign--batting just .262 with nine home runs. 

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