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Guilty Plea in Steak ‘n Shake Murders

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Restaurant killings

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) __ One of two brothers accused of killing two
workers at a St. Louis-area Steak `n Shake restaurant in 2008 has
pleaded guilty in the case.
23-year-old Anthony Akins pleaded guilty to two reduced counts of second-degree murder
on Monday. His brother, Oundr’e, is scheduled to go to trial next
year.
Prosecutors agreed to the deal with Anthony Akins in return for
his cooperation in the case that could result in the death penalty
for his brother. Anthony Akins was previously charged with
first-degree murder.
Waitress Tammy Cantrell and cook Mark Gerstner were shot to
death in the early hours of Nov. 10, 2008. Investigators say the
brothers had previously worked at the restaurant. Both men are from
Cahokia, Ill.

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