February 23, 2000 |
A 6-year-old boy tangled in a seat belt outside of his mother's stolen car died Tuesday when he was dragged more than four miles down an interstate highway at high speed. The boy was "hanging out of the side of the car bouncing" down Interstate 70 as horrified motorists honked their horns and flashed their lights at the fleeing vehicle, said Fred Byam, one of four men who helped capture the man suspected of stealing the Chevrolet Blazer. Jake D.
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January 9, 1998 |
A Granada Hills teenager has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering a classmate at a southeast Missouri boarding school for troubled youths. The defendant, Joseph Stanley Burris, 17, was convicted in October of first-degree murder in the March 25, 1996, killing of 16-year-old William A. Futrelle.
November 6, 1997 |
Prosecutors say they are outraged over a judge's decision to put a man on probation after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shaking death of his baby son. Eric J. Coffey, 21, said he shook his 3-month-old son in frustration because the boy would not quit crying. On Tuesday, state Judge Jack Gant sentenced Coffey to the probation and ordered him to attend classes on anger control and parenting.
October 5, 1997 |
It had seemed like a sign from God to Patrice Burris-Costales when a spot suddenly opened up at a Baptist boarding school here for her troubled son Joseph. And once he arrived at the Mountain Park Baptist Church and Boarding Academy, Joe studied, prayed--and transformed himself from an average juvenile delinquent into a ruthless killer.
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October 4, 1997 |
A Granada Hills teenager was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for killing a classmate at a Baptist boarding school for troubled youths in Missouri. Joseph Stanley Burris, 16, was the second teenager to stand trial in the March 25, 1996, slaying of William Futrelle, 16, of Boca Raton, Fla., at the Mountain Park Baptist Church and Boarding Academy in the town of Patterson, about 110 miles south of St. Louis.
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September 30, 1997 |
A Granada Hills teenager faces life in prison with no chance of parole if convicted of killing a classmate at a Baptist boarding school for troubled youths in southeast Missouri. Jury selection began Monday in the first-degree murder trial of Joseph Stanley Burris, 16, the second youth to stand trial in the death of William A. Futrelle II, 16, of Boca Raton, Fla. Anthony Gene Rutherford, 19, of Siloam Springs, Ark.
August 24, 1997 |
Convicted murderer Mark Woodworth, 22, will await his new trial at home with his family, thanks to friends, who raised the $500,000 for his bond through hog roasts and bake sales. People in Chillicothe, a northwest Missouri community of 9,000, have been holding fund-raisers since February, when the Missouri Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for Woodworth. Many believe he is innocent.
March 19, 1997 |
The AK-47s went off too quickly for bank employees to trip alarms. A guard lay dying before the two bandits, spraying bullets around the crowded lobby, even demanded money. Two men were charged in the guard's death and in Monday's holdup at the Lindell Bank & Trust in St. Louis. The robbers escaped in a van, which caught fire after crashing at a zoo during a police chase. One suspect, Norris Holder, 21, was captured at the crash site.
March 18, 1997 |
Two men with assault rifles opened fire during a bank robbery Monday, killing a guard and then leading police on a chase that ended with a fiery crash in a park. One suspect was arrested after the crash but the other escaped, and police were not immediately sure whether they got any money. FBI agent Wiley Thompson said it could have been a copycat crime because there were similarities to a recent deadly bank robbery attempt in Los Angeles nearly two weeks ago.
July 16, 1996 |
Pandemonium erupted Monday when a man fatally shot an aerobics instructor, then fired at her class of 20 or so women at a suburban St. Louis fitness center. Laura West, 32, was shot three or four times. No one else was hurt. Police were looking for her ex-husband, said Police Chief Robert Lowery. Police said the suspect went to the Total You Fitness Center to pay alimony to West, then sat down to wait for a receipt. As class ended about 9 a.m.