Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Man Gets 50 Years for Three 2015 Drug Murders

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Man Gets 50 Years for Three 2015 Drug Murders

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ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis man who fatally shot three people in 2015 over a minor drug debt was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison.

Jacobi Temple, 27, fatally shot James "Jimmy" Lacey, 47, and Paige Schaefer, 23, in the 4400 block of Itaska Street in the Bevo Mill neighborhood on March 27, 2015, prosecutors said. He also shot Brittney Brown in the head. She survived and called 911.

Temple and two other men then sought, found and shot Schaefer's mother, Tammie Thurmond, 54, in an alley behind the 4200 block of South 37th Street, near South Grand Boulevard in Dutchtown. She died two days later.

Temple pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and two counts of discharge of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking with deaths resulting. As part of the plea, both sides recommended the 50-year sentence. …

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