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Megan Boken’s Alleged Killer Expected To Plead Guilty

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Keith Esters & Johnathan Perkins

Keith Esters & Johnathan Perkins

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – The teenager accused of shooting and killing a former St. Louis University volleyball player, during an attempted broad-daylight robbery of her cell phone is expected to enter a guilty plea today.

Keith Esters is charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and armed criminal action in the August 2012 killing of Megan Boken.

Prosecutors say Ester walked up to Boken as she was sitting in her car talking to her mother on a cellphone, and demanded her phone at gunpoint. When Boken resisted, Ester allegedly shot her twice, then fled in a car driven by his cousin, Johnathan Perkins.

Perkins is still awaiting trial.

Boken is from Wheaton, Illinois. She was in St. Louis for a job interview and reunion volleyball game.

Boken’s parents are expected to be in the courtroom today’s plea.

Megan Boken, photo courtesy St. Louis U. Athletics

Megan Boken (photo courtesy of St. Louis U. Athletics)

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