Gebar Byrd Sr: Pushed Girlfriend and Son into River Until "She Nor the Baby Resurfaced"
|The loving father: Gebar Byrd Sr.|
Gebar Byrd Sr., Rodriguez's boyfriend and father of her son, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child and domestic assault.
Police say the family was on the Mississippi riverbank in north St. Louis on March 23 when Byrd Sr. murdered his wife and child. According to police:
"Rodriguez was holding Byrd, Jr. in her arms. Byrd, Sr. pushed Rodriguez--who was still holding their son--into the river through mud, branches and logs. Eventually, neither she nor the baby resurfaced. Gebar Byrd, Jr.'s body has not been recovered."
|The site near Riverview and Spring Garden Drive where authorities say Gebar Byrd Sr. pushed his wife and son into the murky Mississippi.|
|Rodriguez and Gebar Byrd Jr.|
However, Byrd Sr. had always been somewhat cooperative with police, who didn't have enough evidence to press charges until yesterday.
Byrd Sr., now of the 8200 block of Monroe in Vinita Park, is being held without bond.
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