St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A man accused of taking part in a deadly robbery in the Central West End, is set to appear in court today.
Johnathan Perkins is charged with second-degree murder connected to the shooting death of Megan Boken. Keith Esters pleaded guilty in November and was given life in prison.
Prosecutors say the two tried to steal Boken's cell phone in 2012 and ended up shooting and killing her.
A total of three people are in custody connected the murder of Belleville man.
Anthony Allen and Amanda Kent are charged with first degree murder, and another suspect, Brittney Moore is accused of lying to investigators. On Sunday, police were called to a Belleville apartment and found Darrin Hayes with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police say a tip about a getaway vehicle, and they found Moore driving the car. Police say the killing wasn't random, but would not release additional details on the investigation.
Police looking for a suspect in a credit union robbery.
The St. Louis Community Credit Union in the 4400 block of Chippewa was robbed just after noon today. Police say a suspect demanded money from. He told the teller not to look at him or he would shoot the teller in the face.
If you have any information on the suspect, call CrimeStoppers at 866.371.TIPS (8477).
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his roommate so he could steal his heroin.
The Springfield News-Leader reports 40-year-old Jarrod Sirois was found guilty in December of first-degree murder in the beating death of 45-year-old Robert Pugh.
Judge Calvin Holden sentenced Sirois on Friday after denying his motion for a new trial.
Sirois told authorities he killed Pugh so he could steal his drugs, with the intention of overdosing on it, July 6, 2012.
Sirois admitted using a metal pipe to hit Pugh in the head three or four times while Pugh was asleep on the couch.
He told police he was only trying to knock Pugh out.