A woman is trying to make a recovery after being stabbed several times in a brutal attack that saw three others murdered. Jessica Powell suffered serious injuries and her medical expenses are going to be astronomical, so her friends and family are holding a fundraiser to help out. On Valentine's Da ... More >>
Dominic Arrington faces murder charges after a 25-year-old woman was found lying dead covered in unidentified puncture wounds in an apartment complex driveway. St. Louis Metropolitan Police found the body of April Fields, of the Berkeley neighborhood, with stab wounds on her torso and buttocks at 1 ... More >>
Wednesday kept homicide detectives busy with two murders -- a stabbing and a shooting -- in twelve hours. St. Louis police are investigating the stabbing death of an unknown woman found in the middle of the day lying in the driveway of an apartment building.
It was another deadly year in and around St. Louis despite overall crime in the city (and region) trending down slightly in 2013. Still, no amount of policing can prevent depraved individuals from committing callous and sadistic acts of violence. The ten cases below, listed from bad to worst, attest ... More >>
A 53-year-old north city woman faces four felony charges after stabbing her brother in the chest after an argument, police say.
A White Castle customer was so upset he couldn't wash his sliders down with an ice cold beer that he stabbed another customer in the head, police say. The knife-wielding craver was trying to BYOB around 3:50 a.m. Tuesday at the downtown White Castle on South Broadway near Busch Stadium when an empl ... More >>
When Michelle Rowling heard her abusive on-again-off-again boyfriend was being released from jail, she posted to Facebook a terrifyingly accurate warning: "So if anything happens to me tonight, just let my kids know I loved them dearly and tell my momma I love her," she wrote online.
A 37-year-old man was stabbed in the lower ribs and died on 2800 block of Miami Street on Sunday, according to St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. George Clark, of the 3200 block of Dakota Avenue, was found by officers and was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing, but ... More >>
Justin DeRyke, the 22-year-old Illinois man accused of murdering his seven-year-old niece Willow Long, allegedly stabbed her to death because he "believed he had to end her suffering." That's the story he told cops, according to a disturbing probable cause statement from the Effingham County State ... More >>
Today, in St. Louis assault cases with very strange weapons, we draw your attention to an item from the metro police blotter about two men who got into some sort of disagreement that quickly became violent. Police say that a 43-year-old man stabbed a a 36-year-old man in the forehead with a knife. ... More >>
Update below: There were at least six shootings and four stabbings over the weekend in the city of St. Louis -- leaving more than a dozen people injured across the city. The most violent incident happened early Sunday morning at around 1:30 a.m. at a BP gas station on Olive Street in Midtown. Poli ... More >>
Quy Vo, a 32-year-old Tower Grove East resident, is accused of stabbing his brother-in-law to death -- and dropping his eighteen-month-old child to the pavement during the incident. As we reported yesterday, the fatal victim, Phung Huynh, 44, was found on his front porch, suffering from puncture wo ... More >>
There's been another fatal stabbing in the city of St. Louis -- just one day after a north St. Louis man was knifed to death. Phung Huynh is the latest homicide victim in the city and police say he was killed by a relative, who has been taken into custody. The stabbing, cops say, occurred after ... More >>
There's been another homicide in the city of St. Louis, after a notably violent weekend that involved eight separate shootings. Maurice Todd, the latest homicide victim in the city, was found in the rear yard of his north St. Louis home, at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, police say. He was 56-years-old and ... More >>
Update: The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has charged Mary Mullenix, 69, in the stabbing death of her husband Ivan, 76, in Country Life Acres, a tiny village near Town & Country. Our original coverage of the incident is below. The wife, police say, is facing one count of second-de ... More >>
For the grieving friends and family of Carla Whitehead Guerra, 27, it's hard to believe that her husband had the opportunity to murder her and their three-year-old son. As we reported yesterday, just one month prior to the murder-suicide on Saturday, the man, Mauricio Oscar Guerra, 35, had drunkenly ... More >>
All for a cigarette?! St. Louis metro police say that a a 33-year-old man and a 52-year-old man were arguing over a cigarette last night, when the dispute escalated and turned violent. The older man then allegedly broke a glass plate over the younger man's head. And stabbed him. Yikes.
There was more gun violence at Laclede's Landing over the weekend -- and the victim, who survived, will now face drug charges, police say. As we've reported, there have been several deadly incidents of gun violence at the Laclede's Landing MetroLink station in St. Louis. A sixteen-year-old victi ... More >>
A Missouri soldier was stabbed in the buttocks as part of a practical joke -- which he apparently didn't find so funny. Clinton police say that officers were dispatched to the National Guard Armory in Artesian Park yesterday morning, and when they got there, they found a soldier who had been stabb ... More >>
St. Louis police say an investigation into a weekend stabbing is ongoing -- but our guess is it's not likely to go very far. That's because the victim, a 57-year-old man, doesn't remember where he was or who might have assaulted him. In fact, he didn't even realize he was stabbed until his sister ... More >>
There's been another homicide at Laclede's Landing. In February, some sort of "disagreement" between two acquaintances turned violent, and Charles Campbell, 33, was shot and killed -- found dead at the Laclede's Landing MetroLink station. Now, less than one month later, it appears that there's b ... More >>
Danielle Mack-Jones, a 27-year-old St. Louis County resident, is accused of stabbing to death a neighbor in her apartment complex -- and then stealing two televisions. Police announced today that she had officially been issued warrants, a major step in their investigation into a Christmas Eve homici ... More >>
If you don't want sad news on Valentine's Day, we recommend you read no further. Today, we bring you the story of what appears to be a horrific homicide in St. Louis County this week -- in which Sophia Moore, 28, was allegedly punched and stabbed to death by her estranged boyfriend. Her two sons, ... More >>
It seems so senseless, it's almost unbelievable. According to the St. Louis police department, a man was stabbed to death Tuesday night in an argument over a bag of Cheetos. Unfortunately, though, this week's incident only adds to a list of food fights turned deadly in St. Louis. Culling our news ar ... More >>
A 34-year-old black man is in serious condition at an area hospital after a vicious robbery in the Fountain Park neighborhood. The man told police he was in the 900 block of North Euclid Avenue at 2:40 a.m. Monday night when a bald black man of medium height and build approached him and stabbed him ... More >>
He's been incarcerated for three decades for the brutal murder of Mary Bell, a St. Louis court reporter whose nude body was found stabbed to death in her LaSalle Park apartment in 1982. And again today attorneys with the Innocence Project will argue that George Allen be released. After the jury dead ... More >>
Sedwick Terrall, 54, was fatally stabbed in the Council Tower Senior Apartments at 300 South Grand Boulevard Sunday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene from a single stab wound to the chest. According to police, he was killed following an altercation with a 55-year-old woman who was his girlf ... More >>
Russell Deon Anderson, a 29-year-old black man, was stabbed in the chest in the 5900 block of Hamilton Terrace in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood (above) on Thursday, April 26. Anderson had been arguing with a 41-year-old black man over personal matters just prior to the attack. Anderson was taken ... More >>
Act 1, Scene 1. Richard, duke of Glaucester: "Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous, by drunken prophecies, libels, and dreams, to set my brother Clarence and the king in deadly hate the one against the other." The legal dialogue at the St. Clair County Courthouse earlier this week wasn't ... More >>
Robert BoettcherAn unnamed Hopeville resident.If you happen to be in the Loop during the next few weeks, you might stroll into Subterranean Books, which has put on an exhibit by photographer Robert Boettcher. The images, all captured with a basic point-and-shoot digital camera, depict the cit ... More >>
Betty HargroveThe St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office yesterday charged 41-year-old Betty Hargrove with the murder last week of Jose Ruiz-Yerena. Ruiz-Yerena, 62, was discovered lying in a pool of blood February 26 at his residence in the 3800 block of Indiana in south St. Louis. Police say that ... More >>
Collins: Suspect has a lengthy rap sheet.A St. Louis police officer is home recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg and another victim remains hospitalized with stab wounds after a disturbance early this morning in north St. Louis. According to St. Louis police, an officer responded to the 520 ... More >>
Delicia SimpsonUpdate 3:15 p.m. St. Louis prosecutors this afternoon charged Delicia Simpson, of the 3500 block of Giles, with first-degree murder. Police report that Simpson and the victim were "in a relationship." Original story follows...A 39-year-old man was stabbed to death this morning near ... More >>
St. Louis County prosecutors yesterday charged three Jefferson County residents with a home robbery turned murder Friday night in Affton. Sandra Medert, Kenneth Medert and Matthew Angle-MarshallAccording to police, Sandra A. Medert, 33, of Arnold; her brother Kenneth Medert, 29, of Barnhart; and ... More >>
Last summer it was masked bandits robbing the Del Taco on McCausland Avenue, just south of Clayton Road. Today it's a stabbing at the Del Taco on South Grand (below). According to St. Louis police, two men were in the drive-thru of the Mexican fast-food joint just after midnight today when they g ... More >>
A 59-year-old woman was stabbed to death yesterday evening in the 800 block of Wall Street in north St. Louis. The 800 block of Wall Street as viewed from Broadway in north St. Louis.Police say Marilyn Tomlin was stabbed multiple times and pronounced dead on the scene around 6 p.m. Police took in ... More >>
Image ViaBrezik: Wore bullet-proof vest to school Tuesday.The man who allegedly stabbed a community college official on Tuesday just before a scheduled appearance of Governor Jay Nixon had intended to kill the governor. The Kansas City Star reports that 22-year-old Casey Brezik, a student at Metr ... More >>
Summertime, and the living is...bloody.Three people were wounded, and one knifed to death, in a series of incidents across north St. Louis this weekend. Here are the locations where the bloodshed took place:View Larger MapThe lone deadly encounter occurred early Saturday morning on the 5100 block of ... More >>
Police have yet to issue charges in the slaying Sunday night of 15-year-old Marquise Griffin. The teen from Swansea was found dead in the yard at 502 N. Fourth Street (above) in Belleville. He'd been shot once in the head.
Twenty-nine-year-old Mark Little was in his south city neighborhood Tuesday night when he got into a scuffle in the 1300 block of Ohio that would leave him dead. The corner of Ohio and Rutger near where Little was allegedly stabbed by a suspect described only as a "white woman."According to polic ... More >>
200 block of N. 9thHow's that for a Father's Day gift? St. Louis police say they've arrested the 40-year-old son of Felton D. Smith, on suspicion that he stabbed his dad early this morning. The stabbing occurred around 12:30 a.m. today in the 200 block of North 9th Street. The 67-year-old Felton ... More >>
For the second time in a week a metro St. Louis man has been murdered at or near a local elementary school. Google Street ViewToday's homicide was first reported at 6:30 a.m. when Belleville police were called to a home in the 300 block of N. First Street after the owner of the property discovere ... More >>
Jesse Boone was at the Phillips 66 station on North Broadway yesterday when he got into an argument with another customer. The debate ended with the 33-year-old Boone getting stabbed in the neck. Google Street View8815 N. BroadwayThe incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. yesterday -- Easter Sunday.