Here's a follow-up to a story
we reported yesterday.
Police now confirm that the death of J.L. "Jack" Pierson
, 81, and the burning of his home
in Richmond Heights early Wednesday morning was indeed a homicide.
Yesterday afternoon authorities in Oklahoma arrested the chief suspect: John Kuchler
a 42-year-old boarder who lived with the disabled Pierson in his home.
Police allege that Kuchler stabbed to death the wheelchair-bound Pierson and then stole his minivan.
The Post-Dispatch reports
that Pierson was a former lawyer, liberal political activist and Boy Scout leader.