Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Man Born Behind Bars Sentenced to 75 Years in Prison for Fatal Shooting at Metro East Strip Club

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Man Born Behind Bars Sentenced to 75 Years in Prison for Fatal Shooting at Metro East Strip Club

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A man who was born in prison may spend much of the rest of his life there after he was convicted in the "execution" of a man outside a Metro East strip club.

Tony Hampton, 27, was sentenced Monday to 75 years in prison Monday by St. Clair County Circuit Judge Zina Cruse. Hampton was convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Salahudin Malik Robbins on the parking lot of the Bottoms Up Club at 307 Jefferson Street in Brooklyn on Dec. 12, 2015.

Robbins was shot multiple times by Hampton, a convicted felon at the time, and his co-defendant, Tiye Allen, 21. They also wounded three others during the attack on Robbins.

Hampton, of the 900 block of Canaan Avenue, was born in prison to a mother who was incarcerated, according to evidence presented in court.

St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly said the shooting was an "execution" that was captured on dramatic video. …

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