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Lason Elliot: Convicted of Murdering Maplewood Man, Martin Lampe, in Sauget

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Lason Elliot shot Martin Lampe in the wee hours of the morning.
A saga that began more than two years ago in a Sauget parking lot moved one step closer to resolution last week.

On Wednesday a jury in St. Clair County found 21-year-old Lason Elliot of St. Louis guilty of first-degree murder in the March 2009 killing of Martin Lampe. Lampe, 22 of Maplewood, was waiting for friends outside a Sauget convenience store when Elliot walked up to him and fired two quick shots into his stomach. Elliot then threw Lampe from the Chevrolet Impala he was sitting in and took off.

Two days later police found the Impala -- minus its expensive custom wheels -- abandoned in north St. Louis. It would take another five months before they would capture Elliot in a raid in south St. Louis.

As the Belleville News-Democrat reports, friends and relatives of Elliot caused a scene immediately following the verdict last week.
Moments later several of the defendant's relatives appeared overwhelmed with grief, and their yelling and wailing could be heard throughout the five-story building as at least a dozen bailiffs and other officers attempted to control the scene outside the fourth-floor courtroom.

Elliott's family engaged in sometimes angry confrontations with officers. One of the defendant's relatives yelled at the courthouse's Head of Security Scott Battoe, who was telling relatives to calm down or leave the building.

"Shut up, nobody is talking to you," she said. Later, she was seen being led away in handcuffs.
Elliot will be sentenced June 15.
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Be smarter than that
Be smarter than that

Just to set the record straight, most of the poeple who go on these news sites and use the racial slurs are just trolls trying to stir the pot. 

Hoe boy
Hoe boy

Still haven't heard anything about that appeal. June 15th is right around the corner. It's done. Can't wait to see the look on your faces.

Damienwilburn09
Damienwilburn09

Ok what fucking idiots. First of all lason killed a very loved man. I don't k-ow what's wrong with this dudes family i mean what a group of dumbasses. I coulld never kill someone but if i did i will bet mg bottom dollar that my family would not be acting like that the fact of the matter is that YOUR SON KILLED SOMEONES SON,BROTHER,FRIEND it sickens me people can't act right when justice was served. RIP MARTY.

Nick R.
Nick R.

I hope his sentencing will bring some measure of closure to his family and his many friends.

Justice
Justice

Finally justice for the Lampe's and the rest of Martys family and friends.

Stephanielampe
Stephanielampe

you should kind of make sure you facts are straight... it happend last march 2010, its only been a little over a year and it was only 2 hours later when they found the car minus the rims. other than that nice article thanks for writing about it and now i hope my baby bro can rest in peace

LasonSucksCock
LasonSucksCock

Lason Elliot is a piece of shit and will now get fucked in the ass in prison for many, many years. I hope it was worth the wheels off some innocent guy's car you fucking faggot nigger

Water
Water

I am so glad to hear GUILTY!!!! There is a GOD and he is good! Is he guilty? YES. Will he rot in prison for the majority of his life? I HOPE SO! :) Would "we" hate him any less if he was white, asian, hispanic? NOOOOOOOOOOO! So, while I am with you on celebrating the fact that a murderer WILL NOT go free... let's cut the racist shit! (whoever you are who is dropping N-bombs and saying stupid shit.) Seriously,,, DOESN'T.HELP. ANYTHING. It just breeds more hate... and also gives people the impression that "we" are a bunch of racist people. I don't know who is actually posting what, but if you knew Marty and had ANY respect for him, you would stop the BS NOW! That wasn't him, and that is not how "we" roll. I mean the comments on this article isn't as bad as the others I've read, but still.. just stop. It's pointless. I can see that the majority of his family has nothing nice to say... and I've read "their" comments too,,, it all makes me sick to my fucking stomach! Let them be who they are,,, waste of space, bunch of thugs, well maybe wanna be... tryin ta be thugs, but none the less..... let em continue to hang themselves with their own rope. Do you not think the "the laws" aren't reading this shit? Um.... Hello... let's be smart people! Don't get me wrong... I am not "defending" them.. the majority of them are so damn stupid I feel dumber having read their comments, but again.... you cannot assume that everyone in his family thinks the way he does... or agree's with what he did.... it's just those with the loudest voice..(the ghetto half retarded people) are heard more! So let Marty RIP and let Lason get what he has coming to him (lotsa time in the pokey!) Oh.. and... "toodles" :)

DGE
DGE

Well said!

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