Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dennis Iagulli: Sexual Assault Added to Torturing and Dismembering of Homeless Man

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 9:39 AM

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It wasn't enough that they allegedly tortured and dismembered a fellow homeless man and set his body on fire. Now one of the two men accused of the brutal slaying of 22-year-old Zachary Irvin this past June in an abandoned building in East St. Louis is also charged with sexually assaulting the victim.

According to a report out today, Dennis Iagulli, 41, was charged earlier this month with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault stemming from the murder. Iagulli's alleged accomplice in the killing, 36-year-old James Pierson, has not been charged with sexual assault but is accused of first-degree murder.

Iagulli and Pierson met Irvin at the downtown St. Louis homeless shelter New Life Evangelistic Center and allegedly lured the victim to East St. Louis after getting into an argument with him. Once there, the men allegedly shot him in the neck, dismembered his body with saws, hammers and knives, and then set his body parts on fire.

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