Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

DNA, Witness ID Lead to Charges against St. Louis Drug Dealer in 2012 Killing

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

DNA, Witness ID Lead to Charges against St. Louis Drug Dealer in 2012 Killing

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ST. LOUIS * A first-degree murder charge filed here Tuesday says a DNA match and witness identification have linked a convicted drug dealer to a 2012 fatal shooting in St. Louis.

Charles Billingsley, 26, who is in federal prison for drug trafficking, was charged in the May 17, 2012, shooting death of Lamar E. Miller, 19.

Miller's body was found behind the wheel of a black Ford Mustang in the 5400 block of Beacon Avenue in the city's Walnut Park East neighborhood, police said. He had suffered a gunshot to the head.

Charges say a witness told Detective Scott Sailor that the witness had been in the back of the Mustang and had seen Billingsley shoot Miller while Miller was driving.

DNA found inside the car was a match to Billingsley's, and Miller's DNA was found on clothing worn by Billingsley the day of the killing, the charges say. …

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