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Ten Worst St. Louis Crimes of 2013

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3. Mon Rai: Immigrant Shot Dead a Week Before His Daughter's Birth

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International Institute/Wayne Crosslin
Mon Rai (standing) was a role model for other immigrants at the International Institute of St. Louis.
Mon Rai, a 29-year-old Bhutanese national, arrived to St. Louis in the fall of 2012 from a refuge camp. In his short time here he'd found work at a 7-Eleven in south city, was mastering his English classes, and was expecting his second child. Then, while he worked the overnight shift in June, a gunman entered Rai's 7-Eleven and shot him in the back. Police are still searching for the suspect. A week after his murder, Rai's wife gave birth to their daughter -- a child who will grow up never knowing her father.


2. Ebony Jackson: Murdered Mother Found in Trunk; Baby Abandoned

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Ebony Jackson and her baby (left) in happier times -- before running into Dyanthany Proudie.
Ebony Jackson was in town from Oklahoma last January when she stopped by her ex's apartment with her baby. While in the bathroom police say her former boyfriend, Dyanthany Proudie, shot her in the head. Proudie then removed Jackson's body from the apartment and placed her in the trunk of her vehicle as he and a buddy cleaned up the crime scene. Two days later the baby was found safe inside the entryway of a nearby apartment complex and Jackson's car -- with her decomposing body locked inside -- was found a few blocks away.


1. Cops: Mom Allowed Boyfriend to Rape Her Infant Daughter

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Jessica Howell: Police say text messages "encouraged" killer to assault her daughter.
What started out as an investigation into a child homicide became ever more despicable when St. Charles County investigators uncovered what they say were incriminating text messages suggesting that Jessica Howell knew her boyfriend planned to sexually assault her four-month-old baby. An autopsy showed that the baby died due to strangulation but also suffered injuries from blunt-force trauma to its head and bleeding caused by sodomy. Howell's boyfriend, Jordan Prince, allegedly told police that he'd become upset when the baby wouldn't stop crying.
See also: Missouri Couple Accused Of Plotting Infant's Rape: Inside The Bizarre Public Facebook Posts


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26 comments
Almas Farmhouseantiques
Almas Farmhouseantiques

I think we need to be reminded and we need to do something Like take back the country from the 1 percent so people have opportunity to advance themselves. We need to retake our civil rights and get rid of the democrats and the Republicans who have sold us out.

Marshall Patrick
Marshall Patrick

More and more good citizens are going to be packin heat, when these shit bums try to hold them up/ quick stops/rape/car jack/ Metro Link robing's ect. ect. it's time we band together and show these thugs we are a Force to be feared in 2014........GOD bless us all with good health and a Blessed HAPPY LIFE

JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

There were a lot more than ten murders this year. Each as bad as the other.


Does killing someone over $30 make it worse than had he gotten $50 from the register? What morals does this speak of the RFT editorial staff? Murder over $30 or $30G is murder. Does the RFT understand the murdering for $30G? Please explain how that is much better than than the murder over $30.

Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin

What a horrible article. Why would you want to remind people of this? Get it together RFT.

Blake Harris
Blake Harris

Dannielle Gillam, you don't give warning shots, that's the kind of shit you go to prison for, if you fear for your life you shoot em right in the face or chest

Brian Bradley
Brian Bradley

I had a hunch that John Paulsen's murder would be on this list. I hope justice prevails in his case. He is dearly missed.

Dannielle Gillam
Dannielle Gillam

Do the research and you'll see what I mean.. also everyone on the bank was drinking. And the warning shots made them practically charge him with rocks in their hands to hit him with. Also I should point out that the wife said they were up in the woods on his posted private property when they were told to leave.. and they argued and refused and they became violent.. so forgive me if I am wrong (which I am almost 100% that I'm not ) but when did self defense become a crime? Oh yeah and his mugshot that you see was also taken after his wounds were healed. Read the initial police reports he had cuts to his face and had his own blood on him as well as splatter from the man he shot

Dannielle Gillam
Dannielle Gillam

Not saying anything to start anything.. but the crocker deal is pretty messed up seeing as he was assaulted with rocks and was facing 40+ people on the bank and fired 3 warning shots. Then he shot the person who charged at him to take the gun... plus his wife changed her story from the initial report to the one she told in the court room.... I'm not a licensed expert only because I dropped out of school because I couldn't afford my final semester. However, I know the county this happened in well and it was high profile and the county is notorious for saying guilty before actually investigating the facts and the witnesses

Bill Taden
Bill Taden

Not much better than shake & bake RFT...

Sarah Anne
Sarah Anne

Disturbing is an understatement!! Our society is f'd up!!

Kristin Payeur
Kristin Payeur

Ok the one about the dog is horrible......but the one about the four month old baby is probably the worst thing I have ever read!!!

Dalton Mason
Dalton Mason

Um....aren't there always a ton of murders in stl? Just sayin.

Emily Phillips
Emily Phillips

The woman who burned the dog needs to be burnt herself.

Matt Weaver
Matt Weaver

Darreal Fentress fatally stabbed Kyle Roberts in the neck at Lacledes landing and was only charged with voluntary manslaughter but the news barely batted an eye towards it.

Jeanne Miller Kiefer
Jeanne Miller Kiefer

I'm sure she's out free and already torturing another animal. No rights for animals at all..... makes me sick

Craig Mitchell
Craig Mitchell

I don't think I need to see that burned dog photo, never again. I don't even know what happened to that woman, because I didn't want to chance poisoning my life again by viewing the photo of what she did to that dog. If she didn't get the appropriate punishment, I suspect a big wall of kharma is gonna fall on her at some point. That's usually the way it works.

3419Ferguson
3419Ferguson

As a psychologist, I have to say that Jack Kevorkian did give the elderly relief from their pain since they are good people and God will still take them to heaven but Adrienne Martin is a devil and she is sick and she will be in hell in a handbasket and in prison, she will hang herself anyway so just save taxpayer's money by giving her a rope so she will hang herself in a cell. Things need to make sense instead of playing politics and wasting America's money. Don't you agree?

3419Ferguson
3419Ferguson

Adrienne Martin mentioned that she believed in satan and that she tried to commit suicide by jumping off a building recently. It is sad that this is the world in which we live in.

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