Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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NORMANDY > Woman charged in fatal stabbing * A woman from Normandy was accused of fatally stabbing her live-in boyfriend after they got into an argument about how he disciplined her young son, police said.

Keina Jackson, 23, of the 7700 block of Natural Bridge Road, was charged Saturday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Anthony Smith, 45. The incident happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday, said Normandy Detective Sgt. Steve Whitworth.

Whitworth said that by the time officers arrived, Smith was barely breathing, and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

According to Jackson and a witness, a friend who also lived at the apartment, the couple got into an argument when Jackson's son, who is under 5, was throwing a cup around, police said. Smith told him to stop, the boy threw the cup at him and Smith smacked the boy on the legs.

The couple then began punching one another, and Smith punched Jackson in the nose. Jackson then walked into the kitchen, picked up a knife and stabbed Smith in the chest, Whitworth said.

Police weren't sure what the boy saw of the altercation, but the witness and Jackson said they were all in the same room, Whitworth said.

Jackson was being held in lieu of a $250,000 cash-only bail.

ST. LOUIS > Police identify shooting victims * Police identified two men fatally shot Sunday night in the 1400 block of Granville Place as Vincent Byers, 28, of the 5200 block of Robin Avenue, and Roger Sales, 22, of the 6900 block of Corbitt Avenue in University City.

Police were sent to the block about 9:45 p.m. for a report of gunfire. Maj. Ronnie Robinson said a lone gunman was believed to have shot the men.

Byers was shot in the chest, arm, hands and both legs. He died at the crime scene. Sales was taken to a hospital for gunshot wounds to his head and arms. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Two homes in the area also were hit by bullets.

On Monday, police also identified a man found shot to death Saturday in the city's College Hill neighborhood as Corey Patton, 19, of the 2100 block of East Prairie Avenue.

Police said Patton was found with multiple gunshot wounds about 8:20 a. …

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