Murder Charge Filed In Playground Shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) __ A St. Louis man now faces a murder charge after a girl hit by a stray bullet on a playground died.

Seven-year-old J’Nylah Douglas was shot in the head May 22 and died at a hospital earlier this week. The St. Louis prosecutor’s office has filed a first-degree murder charge against 48-year-old Elvis Smith. Police said in court
records that Smith had been shooting at another man after an argument over a prior drug deal when one of the bullets struck the girl.

Smith had previously been charged with two counts of armed criminal action, first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm for the incident.

(Copyright Associated Press)

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  1. Primetime Editorials says:

    i wanna beat his azz
    what a loser
    RIP poor child
    they gone do him up real good in jail
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/huma-abedin-announces-pregnancy-as-dems-and-republics-try-to-abort-weiner-from-office/

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