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Melissa Jackson

Murder Charges Dropped Against St. Louis Mother

The mother of an 18-month-old boy whose body was found in a trash bin in 2011 will not stand trial in his death.


Justin DeRyke

Grand Jury Indicts Justin DeRyke on First Degree Murder

The 22-year-old uncle of Willow Long was indicted Wednesday on three counts of first degree murder.



UPDATE: Man Charged in Connection to Body Found at Horseshoe Lake

First degree murder charges were filed Tuesday against 41-year-old Scottie Thompson.



St. Louis Man Convicted in 2011 Shooting Death

One of three men accused in the 2011 shooting in St. Louis has been found guilty of first-degree murder.


Diane Staudte, 51, and her daughter, Rachel Staudte

No Bond for Missouri Mother, Daughter Accused of Poisoning Relatives

Both Diane Staudte and her daughter, Rachel Staudte charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault.


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Missouri Man Charged with Murder After 13-Year-Old Girl was Found Dead

Steven Neal Henderson, of Iberia, Mo., was charged with first-degree murder of 13-year-old Macala Shelton, who was reported missing and found dead on an unoccupied farm.



Man Gets 33 Years in Prison for Alton Death

Nigel Generally of Berkeley, Mo., pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in April.


File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Police: Accused Husband Killer Opted To ‘End Him’

Authorities say a southeastern Missouri woman accused of gunning down her husband did so after something told her to “end him.”


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Suspect Accused of Shooting Missouri Man, Setting Him on Fire

An eastern Missouri man is accused of shooting a man in the head as he sat in a recliner, then dousing the man in gasoline and setting him on fire.


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Illinois Man Convicted In 2004 Shotgun Killing

A man who successfully appealed his 20-year prison sentence on the grounds that the punishment in a shotgun killing wasn’t enough lost his gamble Thursday when jurors convicted him of murder, subjecting him now to up to four times his original prison term.





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