Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Photos: 12 Worst St. Louis Crimes, August 2013

Posted By on Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Page 6 of 6

2. The "Tragic, Random" Slaying


Centreville resident Scottie Thompson, 41, was on parole for a 1989 murder when he allegedly killed a twenty-year-old Cahokia resident in a horrific beating that prosecutors labeled a "tragic, random act of violence."

He had offered the youth a ride that day -- and ended up, police say, dumping his dead body in a lake.

Full story: Scottie Thompson, on Parole for Murder, Kills Dakota Jones in "Tragic, Random" Slaying: Cops

1. The Case for Gun Control?


Police officials very rarely offer political commentary in the context of a recently committed crime, but in the case of Marcus Anderson, Chief Sam Dotson decided to weigh in. Anderson, a mentally challenged man, allegedly shot his sister dead, possibly because he thought the gun in the house was a toy.

Dotson shortly after the shooting said that this was clear evidence for the need for better gun control.

Full story: Marcus Anderson, Mentally Challenged Man, Charged in Accidental Shooting of Sister

Send feedback and tips to the author. Follow Sam Levin on Twitter at @SamTLevin.

Tags: , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2022 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation