Ten Worst St. Louis Crimes of 2012

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Vincent Newman, 24, and his brother Joseph, 25
6. Rob-Then-Shoot Robbers: A string of robberies near the nexus of I-44 and Grand Boulevard last Fall had residents there living on edge.

On October 16, a twenty-year-old woman was walking from the bus stop to her mother's house on the 3400 block of Russell when a man robbed her of her Samsung Galaxy tablet, a T-Mobile Sidekick cell phone and cash. She fell down and broke her arm. The robber then shot her in the face, leaving her with a bullet wound in her left cheek.

Then, early on October 24, a med student walking out to her car was accosted by a man with a gun. She and her belongings all ended up on the ground. The man grabbed her bag and the phone, then pointed the gun at her head. She put out her hand as if to stop him, but he fired anyway, hitting her thumb and her cheek.

Vincent Newman, 24, was charged with the first crime. His older brother Joseph, age 25, was charged with the second one. The victims are both recovering.

5. Worst Caregiver: When Howard Spracher, who lived in the Greater Ville, died of cardiac arrest, he was also discovered to have cuts and abrasions and unhealed broken bones and was severely malnourished. His sole caretaker, Darlene Coulibaly, admitted to police that she had struck him with "hard objects"; they suspected she did way more than that and began investigating Spracher's death as a homicide.

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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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