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Court: Toddler Beaten To Death Over Cake

Documents say parents beat their 23-month-old girl to death for eating a piece of cake without permission.


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UPDATE: Suspect Charged with Murder, Burglary, Kidnapping in Bevo Mill Shooting

A 17-year-old girl reported she was outside her residence retrieving property from a vehicle when she was approached by two men.


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Man Convicted of Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Vehicles

Reno Whitt Jr. was also charged with second-degree murder in a 2012 car crash that killed a passenger, but he was not found guilty.


Jabari Quarles (L) and Claudell Webb Jr. (R)

One Suspect Charged with Murder in Gravois Bluffs Robbery

The man shot and killed by St. Louis County Police at Gravois Bluffs yesterday morning has been publicly identified, and his accomplice has been charged in his death.


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Mother Admits To Smothering Infant Son With Pillow For One Hour

As her trial was scheduled to begin, a Springfield woman admits that she smothered her infant son with a pillow.


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2 Charged In KC Home Invasion That Killed Student

Two Kansas City men have been charged in a home invasion that left a University of Missouri-Kansas City music student dead and three others wounded.


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South Dakota Man To Plead Guilty In Grudge Killing

A 73-year-old South Dakota man accused of fatally shooting his long-ago classmate is expected to plead guilty but mentally ill to a second-degree murder charge at a Tuesday afternoon hearing.


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Bustamante Entering Missouri’s Prison System

“If I could give my life to get her back I would. I’m sorry.”


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Teen Killer’s Life was in Shambles

Abandoned by her mother and missing a father in prison, Alyssa Bustamante had plunged to the depths of depression.