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Ten Worst St. Louis Crimes of 2012

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One of the tortured dogs of Hamilton Heights.
4. Dog Killer: Back in May, five dead dogs were discovered in a Hamilton Heights apartment building. They had all been brutally tortured. Representatives from Stray Rescue said it was the worst case of animal abuse they had ever seen; the organization offered a $10,000 reward for any information about the dogs' killer. In October, Derick Stallworth was sentenced to four years in prison for animal abuse.

3.Death of a Homecoming Queen: Just a little more than a week after her eighteenth birthday last March, Sarah Billingsley-Walker was discovered strangled in her home in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Billingsley-Walker had been a star at Vashon High -- honor student, co-valedictorian, homecoming queen -- and had already been accepted at four colleges. Her ex-boyfriend, Leonard Johnson, was charged with her murder.

2. Pizza Delivery Murders: This year two pizza delivery drivers were murdered on the job and three more were brutally assaulted. The attacks happened in both the city and the county, north and south. County police decided to tackle the problem by having undercover cops pose as drivers. The city considered a similar solution, but decided the police force lacked the manpower. No one appears to have answered the question of why pizza delivery drivers are being targeted in the first place.


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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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