The man accused of killing a southeast Missouri tattoo artist and putting his remains in a septic tank has been sentenced.
The Missouri Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, declined to intervene Saturday. The court’s majority concluded there was no evidence that Clayton despite his brain injury isn’t capable of understanding his circumstances.
A Jefferson County man is sentenced to six months in jail and six months probation for killing two puppies he claimed were “sick.”
St. Louis prosecutors say 18-year-old Christopher Grant is charged with first-degree murder.
Sheriff’s detectives are hopeful that DNA testing can be used to identify the fair-skinned man and solve the killing.
The Missouri Supreme Court has called off an execution of a man convicted of killing a former newspaper reporter, state officials said Thursday.
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?
“Life has changed in the St. Louis region, and I think, throughout the entire country since Ferguson,” Slay says. “What’s happened here has been horrendous.”
The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Observers say the goal is to ensure that the truth about the killing is revealed, to ease racial tensions, and to reassure people that the investigation will be fair.
This Wednesday will be Missouri’s fifth execution in five months, which could be a record for the year.