HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) – An 82-year-old woman has died after being knocked to the ground during a robbery in suburban St. Louis, and the suspect is now facing murder charges.
Arlene Mae Marschel was robbed at a service station gas pump in Crystal City on July 11. Police say 34-year-old Michael Paul Hopfer grabbed Marschel’s wallet from her hand, pushed her to the ground, and drove away.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Marschel was injured in the fall and was on life support for five days until her death.
Hopfer is charged with second-degree murder along with robbery. He is jailed on $200,000 cash-only bond.