Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:


St. Louis: Ronald Dukes, 23, was fatally shot Thursday in the 2600 block of Hickory Street. Dukes, of the 1400 block of La Salle Street, was shot twice in the head and once in the abdomen around 7 p.m.


Edwardsville: A judge on Friday ordered Shaun J. Jackowski to prison for 50 years for killing a convenience-store clerk in a holdup in 1993 in Pontoon Beach. Jackowski, 18, of Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of St. Jacob, pleaded guilty in Judge Charles V. Romani Jr.'s court of first-degree murder in the killing of Hugh B. Harrigan, 56, of Granite City. Convicted getaway driver David Keller of Troy, then 15, has already been sentenced to 35 years. Accomplice Lorenzo Long, 20, of Terre Haute, will be sentenced later on his guilty plea.

Woodson Terrace: Paul R. Sadler, 21, of Maryland Heights, was sentenced Friday in St. Louis County Circuit Court to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in the beating of a woman in the 9400 block of Stansberry Avenue in Woodson Terrace. The victim, 18, of Maplewood, told Judge Robert Cohen on Friday that she needed reconstructive surgery. The attack happened Oct. 17.

St. Louis County: When a judge rejected his request for probation Friday in the beating of a vagrant and sentenced him to three years, cabdriver Sarvantolia Jamerson burst into tears. Jamerson, 42, of St. Louis initially claimed self-defense. Jamerson had hoped Judge Emmett M. O'Brien would put him on probation. The cabdriver, a father of five, had no prior felony record. Only Jamerson and the victim really know what took place the night of the Fourth of July when Jamerson was driving Lucio Bretana to a homeless shelter. …

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