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Ten Worst St. Louis Crimes of 2012

Categories: Crime, Lists

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Megan Boken
Probably the most talked-about crime in St. Louis this year was the murder of Megan Boken. Boken, a 23-year-old SLU graduate who had returned to town to play in an alumni volleyball game, was sitting in a parked car in the Central West End on a Saturday afternoon in August when a teenager opened the driver-side door and shot her to death.

See also: Ten Dumbest Criminals of 2012

The Boken case alarmed St. Louisans because the murder happened in broad daylight in a safe neighborhood (and, let's face it, because the victim was young, white and educated -- see item three on this list). But there were plenty of other crimes in St. Louis this year. Here's a look back at the ten worst.

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Ingram and Kintz. Dog not pictured.
10. Dog Molester: Police got more than they bargained for when they arrived at Dana Kintz and Shawn Ingram's south St. Louis home back in May. Kintz had originally called 911 to complain that Ingram had hit her. Upon checking Ingram's record, the cops discovered he'd been arrested for child pornography possession in Illinois. A search of Ingram's phone proved he hadn't quite broken the habit. And then Kintz told the police that Ingram had made her perform oral sex on their dog and taken pictures which, yes, were on his phone, too. Both Ingram and Kintz were charged with misdemeanors. The dog has run away.

9. Unwanted Visitor: David J. Keithley of Marshfield, Missouri, complained "had needs because he's a married man and not 'getting any.'" Which is probably why he felt the need to sexually assault his friend while she was under heavy sedation in the hospital. Of course he denied it when she woke up with a slightly unsettling feeling that something weird had happened, but it had all been recorded by the hospital security cameras.


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19 comments
vinnysogreat
vinnysogreat

How convenient they "forgot" to mention that the victims in the story at number 6 were white.

vinnysogreat
vinnysogreat

So Megan Boken's murder only alarmed St Louisans because she was white? So why did Trayvon Martin's killing alarm most of America? Because he was black? Sadly the killing of this innocent girl by two thugs who just happened to be black was NEVER given the same attention as Trayvon. And it won't be surprising if little (or nothing) is heard of Megan's murder in the future. Her unfortunate(and probably racist killing) will (no pun intended) die a natural death in the media. Like MOST(if not all) murders involving white victims and black killers.

Dan Koelling
Dan Koelling

Why would someone Chester the dog like that?

tiffmc1013
tiffmc1013

@bdonahueweedman @RiverfrontTimes There are more mentally ill people in the US than we think. You have to be sick to do most of that shit.

nebeenews_il
nebeenews_il

@redtumbleweed thought of u watched the Ininni vrs Mizzu...what a game... u will die by the 3 pointer

dulce_de_lacey
dulce_de_lacey

@redtumbleweed @riverfronttimes at least we're not Florida!!

lilbonest
lilbonest

@RiverfrontTimes @Criminallaw20 disgusting. #1 makes me wanna fucking vomit.

Denise Miller
Denise Miller

Please it's the holiday season. Is there NOTHING good or uplifting that happened in St. Louis this year?

Nate Oatis
Nate Oatis

That was the least encouraging thing I've read today

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

" because the victim was young, white and educated" aww...can't resist a little race-baiting, right?

redtumbleweed
redtumbleweed

@nebeenews_il What a heartbreaker! I went to the game...so much fun (until the end...boo).

nebeenews_il
nebeenews_il

@redtumbleweed what are they rated now? #Illini

redtumbleweed
redtumbleweed

@nebeenews_il Yep, they will bounce back! It was a very physical game, for sure!

nebeenews_il
nebeenews_il

@redtumbleweed they will get back up there...that game was rumble tumble I was @ work & everytime i saw it they were rolling on the floor!

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