Missouri lawmakers disagree over how long minors convicted of first-degree murder should have to spend in prison, with a House panel on Monday.
“It doesn’t make sense to me to let somebody out early on a gun crime, and I think we have to take a tougher approach to that,” Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says.
The officer-involved shooting happened before 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Minnesota in South St. Louis.
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?
A Saint Louisan with a long criminal record is accused of shooting an off-duty St. Louis police officer and killing a man whose body was found in a burned-out car the same day.
Lawsuit claims too many kids behind bars illegally.
Missouri’s Senate has voted to create non-prison alternatives for non-violent probation and parole violators.
Confessed killer’s plea takes life without parole off the table.
Crime rate is up and so is Missouri prison incarceration rate