ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The man convicted of killing St. Louis University student Megan Boken two years ago has a new lawyer — and he’s stirring up a hornet’s nest with a new court filing.
Attorney Robert Ramsey has dropped a bombshell on city police suggesting that they may have framed his client, Cornell McKay, to cover up their own “lethal mistake” in not catching the man who really killed Megan.
“They had the ability to go and find out a lot of information about who really did this robbery early on,” he said.
He’s referring to the theft of another cell phone just days before Boken was killed for failing to give up her phone to a robber.
Ramsey told KMOX’s Charlie Brennan that the real killer was Keith Esters, who looks a lot like Cornell McKay. He added that if police had pursued the earlier phone theft they could have arrested Esters and prevented Boken’s murder.
Ramsey says he’s not aware of any physical evidence tying McKay to her murder.