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Police: Willie Earl Reed Beat His Girlfriend to Death with a Baseball Bat

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Willie Earl Reed, 54.
Willie Earl Reed, 54, faces charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action after investigators found his girlfriend beaten to death earlier this week.

Police found the body of Delores Hundley, 64, at 10:14 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of N. Seventh Street, where she and Reed both lived, according to police reports.

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The 1200 block of N. Seventh Street, just north of downtown.
Hundley had suffered head trauma, and further investigation showed she had been beaten to death, police say. She was attacked between 2 and 3 a.m. the night before she was found.

The Circuit Attorney's Office says Hundley's attacker used a baseball bat to bash her head in.


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Reed, who was charged Thursday, is in jail without bond. Police took him into custody soon after Hundley was found dead.

Here's the full report from police:


Incident: Homicide

Location: 1200 block of N. 7th St.

Date/Time: 03/24/14 between 2 a.m. - 3 a.m.

Victim: Delores Hundley, a 64-year old black female of the 1200 block of N. 7th St.

Suspect: 54-year old black male of the 1200 block of N. 7th St.

At 10: 14 a.m., homicide investigators were requested to the 1200 block of N 7th St. for a deceased female. The victim suffered head trauma. Investigation revealed she had been beaten to death. The victim's boyfriend was taken into custody. If/when warrants are issued by the Circuit Attorney's Office, the suspect's name and booking photo will be released.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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10 comments
triggins
triggins

I should not be surprised, and yet I am surprised, that — with one exception, maybe? — the comments on this article are jokes.  Someone died.  A woman was beaten to death.  Not funny.  Your jokes are not funny.  Someone died.

Responsibly Armed
Responsibly Armed

We need universal background checks on sporting goods. If this man shown signs of mental illness, he should never have been able to even get a bat. Who knows if this guy even got the bat at Johnny Macs? HE probably bought it at a bat show, where no background checks are conducted between private parties.

Laurie Catanzaro-Vanover
Laurie Catanzaro-Vanover

The dress code isnt racist. White dudes dress like that too. I see it everywhere. Im all for the dress code they are trying to keep the hoodlums and trash out black white and otherwise..

Stephanie Thorsten
Stephanie Thorsten

What an ignorant bastard!!! He won't last in prison....hopefully he'll be taken out soon.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

wait... let's not gloss over this oppressive, racist ballpark village dress code story. i need at least 8 or 9 more of those posts from the rft.

Daren Cortez
Daren Cortez

25 reasons St. Louis is a hidden gem......

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