Sentencing for Cornell McKay will go on as scheduled, despite his attorney's pleas for a review of the jury's verdict against him. McKay will be sentenced March 20th for armed robbery.
His attorneys had asked St. Louis Circuit Judge Robin Vannoy to give them 60 days to investigate whether evidence that suggests Megan Boken's killer may have committed the crime was improperly kept out of McKay’s trial. Boken was killed by Keith Esters during a similar robbery a few days later in the same neighborhood.
The judge declined the request.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Vannoy also declined a prosecution request to bar McKay's often vocal supporters from the courtroom during sentencing.
McKay's attorneys say they plan to take the case to the state appellate court.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A pair of St. Charles County cities are warning residents about two separate abduction attempts.
Lake St. Louis police say that around 6:30 Thursday morning, they received a report of a white male offering a child candy. That child refused and went back into the house. The family called police. The suspect is described as a white man around 20 years old. He was wearing a red baseball cap and blue shirt.
O'Fallon, Missouri police heard the report and they had a similar incident Tuesday evening. The child in that case gave a similar description of a suspect. The two kids gave different descriptions of the car the suspect drove off in.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lake St. Louis or O’Fallon Police departments.
A person of interest is in custody for the fatal shooting of one woman and the injuring another in University City. Fox 2 news reports that authorities arrested 48 year old Joseph Price in connection with the crime.
The shooting happened around 8:30 Wednesday morning. Both of the victims were shot in their home on the 8200 block of Paramount Drive.
The women are relatives, but police have not said how they were related.
Police say both victims knew the suspect and that a domestic dispute led to the shooting.
There were children were in the home at the time of the murder.