Judge Weighs Verdict Steak ‘n Shake Killings

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County judge is deliberating the guilt or innocence of an Illinois man accused with his brother in the 2008 robbery killings of two workers at a Steak `n Shake restaurant.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Circuit Judge Richard Bresnahan announced Wednesday during 23-year-old Oundr’e Akins’ trial that he’ll announce his verdict Monday.

Akins and 24-year-old Anthony Akins of Cahokia, Ill., are accused in the November 2008 shooting deaths of waitress Tammy Cantrell and cook Mark Gerstner.

Anthony Akins’ trial is scheduled for July after he reneging Monday on a plea-deal promise to testify against his brother. Anthony Akins had pleaded guilty in 2011 to second-degree murder.

A prosecutor Wednesday called the shootings meticulously planned. Oundr’e Akins’ attorney says his client wasn’t the only gunman.

© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS St. Louis

Live Inspired
KMOX Podcasts

Listen Live