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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jacqueline Baron: Alton Teenager Charged With Murdering Ferguson Soldier

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Jacqueline Baron is in custody; her accomplice remains on the loose. - PHOTOS VIA KMOV.COM
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  • Jacqueline Baron is in custody; her accomplice remains on the loose.
An 18-year-old teenager arrested last week at Alton High School is expected to be transferred to Ferguson this week in connection with the murder this month of Lawrence Valiant.

Valiant, a 32-year-old cook with the Missouri National Guard, was about to be re-deployed to Afghanistan when he was instead shot to death February 13 outside his apartment complex in north St. Louis County. 

According to police, Jacqueline Baron of the 2000 block of Dunnegan Street in Alton traveled to Ferguson with an unknown male accomplice to meet Valiant. Once there, the two suspects allegedly tried to rob Valiant and shot him.

click to enlarge Lawrence Valiant
  • Lawrence Valiant
Baron faces charges of second-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree attempted robbery. Her accomplice remains on the loose. Baron was being held this week in Madison County, Illinois, with bail set at $1 million.

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