St. Louis Circuit Court
“It’s an extremely long drive to Maryville and I really can’t justify sending one of my prosecutors over there for extended periods of time when we have to try the caseloads here in the city,” she said.
“I think you would have to not be paying attention to the evening news to not see what seems to be a spiraling impact of gun violence in our region, in our city”
On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.
Mayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson, and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce say that suspects using guns wait too long to see a judge and receive sentences which are too light.
“If the folks in St. Louis feel that a gun docket would help them lowering crime and improving the life of residents then that’s something that is their prerogative.”
ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–With seventeen people injured Monday night in seven different shootings, Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce is renewing her call for the creation of a “gun court” to standardize the city’s response to gun crimes. “We […]
41-year-old Benetta Johnson of East St. Louis has waived a jury trial so her case will be heard by St. Louis Circuit Judge Theresa Counts Burke.
As an associate judge, Stovall-Reed usually handles lesser cases, but was assigned to the Ronnell Hood case to help with the docket backlog.
A brother of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Upon hearing the sentence, he threatened the victim, cursed the judge and head-butted a sheriff’s deputy.