While there are calls to try to reduce the city of St. Louis’ crime wave by raising bonds for some accused criminals, a just-retired judge is saying not so fast.
Joseph Bowens, the man charged with killing Drury Inn and Suites night manager Scott Knopfel, was sentenced to five years in prison in April 2010. So, why was he out on the street and able to kill?
The victim, 36-year-old Angie Young, was shot and killed execution-style – 11 bullets through a window – as she sat behind the wheel of her car in a White Castle parking lot.
The mother of a 7-year-old Illinois girl who authorities say was stabbed to death by her uncle was sentenced to 120 days in jail.
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.
A former St. Clair County Circuit judge who oversaw felony and drug cases, is expected to plead guilty to heroin and weapon charges today.
A martial arts instructor admitted to videotaping himself having sex with three children under the age of 10.
Sentencing is Jan. 9 for 46-year-old Theresa Moore, who pleaded guilty Wednesday to four felony fraud charges in U.S. District Court in St. Louis.
The former top cop in Edwardsville, 57-year-old James Bedell, was sentenced Thursday in East St. Louis.
Thirty-year-old Terel Noble of Belleville pleaded guilty to charges of possession of child pornography.