Five violent incidents since Friday left six dead in metro St. Louis, bringing the total homicide count to 88 this year. At this time last year the count was 97.
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The killings started at 12:05 a.m. on Friday when officers were called to an address on the 7500 block of Vermont Avenue. There they found Richard Kraemer 46, unconscious and suffering from multiple lacerations to his chest and abdomen. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kraemer apparently had been engaged in a serious feud with his girlfriend's 21-year-old son, who allegedly stabbed Kraemer with a knife and fled. The younger man was eventually caught and taken into custody.More »