Friday, May 10, 2013
St. Louis County prosecutors say they may bring additional charges against Patrick Rayburn before a grand jury on June 12.
An Oakville man may face jail time after he hit and stomped on the head of a Jefferson County man who later died from injuries relating to the attack. St. Louis County prosecutors on Friday charged Patrick Rayburn, 44, of the 300 block of Susan Road in Oakville, with first-degree assault resulting in a serious injury. Dustan Marler, 34, of DeSoto, was attacked in August 2012 and later died on Oct. 25, 2012 after his brain hemorrhaged from a hematoma suffered in the attack. Charges may be added when the case is presented to a St. Louis County grand jury on June 12, an official from the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said. The official could not say what additional charges will be brought to the grand jury. The official said …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Anthony Akins and his brother Oundre Akins have been accused of killing two people at the South County Steak 'n Shake in 2008, KSDK-TV Reports. Oundre Akins was sentenced to life in prison for the crime in March.
The second suspect in the murders of two people at the South County Steak 'n Shake in 2008 is scheduled to plea to the charges on Thursday, KSDK-TV reports. Anthony Akins and his brother Oundre Akins have been accused of killing two employees at the restaurant on Nov. 10, 2008 during an early morning robbery. Oundre Akins was sentenced to life in prison for the crime in March. Patch will be at the plea hearing on Thursday and will provide updates as they become available. See our previous coverage:
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Oundre Akins was sentenced to 120 years in prison for two murders at a South County Steak 'n Shake in 2008.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Oundre Akins was sentenced Thursday for the two murders at a South County Steak 'n Shake in 2008.
Oundre Akins, convicted March 4 of two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of armed criminal action and one count of first-degree robbery in the Steak ‘n Shake shootings, was sentenced Thursday to over 120 years in prison. Two Steak ‘n Shake employees, Tammy Cantrell and Mark Gerstner, were killed Nov. 10, 2008, in the early morning robbery. St. Louis County Judge Richard Bresnahan sentenced 23-year-old Akins to two life sentences, as well as four consecutive 30 year sentences for the robbery and armed criminal action counts, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday. Prosecutors waived the death penalty after Akins chose to go before a judge over a jury trial. His brother, Anthony D. Akins, 24, is scheduled for trial on the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
St.Louis County Circuit Court Judge Richard C. Bresnahan will give verdict on Monday.
One decision by brothers Oundre and Anthony Akins pointed to first-degree murder in the Nov. 10, 2008 shootings at the South County Steak ‘n Shake, said St. Louis County lead prosecuting attorney Dean Waldemar. During closing arguments in St. Louis County Circuit Court Wednesday, Waldemar said the pair bought guns and hollow-point bullets, planned the robbery, got up early and drove to Steak ‘n Shake. But when they pulled into the back parking lot, the two brothers saw Cantrell look outside and spot them inside their car, Waldemar said. She knew the brothers because Cantrell worked at South County Steak ‘n Shake with them. “(Oundre) said himself when Tammy saw him, ‘Why mask up?’" Waldemar said, referring to a videotaped confession. “At …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Akins' attorney objected to admitting the confessions as evidence, saying his client asked for a lawyer before confessing.
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Wednesday, February 27
Several key witnesses for the prosecution testified Tuesday in the second day of a first-degree murder trial against Oundre Akins. But the most critical witness was Akins himself. During the trial, prosecutors played a videotaped confession in which Oundre Akins tells how he and his brother, Anthony Akins, robbed the South County Steak ‘n Shake at about 3:38 a.m. Nov. 10, 2008. During the confession, given about three days after the murders, Oundre said he and his brother had a plan to rob the Steak ‘n Shake, their former workplace. Oundre also said he shot and killed two employees, Tammy Cantrell and Mark Gerstner. Akins’ attorney Donald Lee Catlett renewed an objection that the videotaped confession not be admitted as evidence. In a …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The accused man's brother reneged on a plea deal in which he would have testified against Oundre Akins in return for avoiding the possibility of the death penalty.
After shooting Mark Gerstner’s coworker at Steak ‘n Shake, Tammy Cantrell, six times, Oundre Akins asked Gerstner one question, said Dean Waldemar, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Office’s lead trial attorney. Waldemar said an opening statement Monday's murder trial that Akins asked Gerstner at gunpoint, “Did she tell you our names?” Gerstner replied, "Yes." Akins then shot Gerstner once in the back of the head, Waldemar said. Waldemar laid out the case against Oundre Akins in his opening remarks Monday. Akins is accused of robbing the South County Steak ‘n Shake at 5828 South Lindbergh Blvd at about 3:30 a.m. Nov. 10, 2008, and shooting the two employees to death. He is charged with two counts each of first-degree murder, first-…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Patch is following the case from the courthouse and on Twitter.
The trial for Oundre Akins, accused of two counts of first degree murder in the South County Steak 'n Shake shootings in 2008, began this morning at 9 a.m.. Akins brother, Anthony Akins, already confessed to second degree murder of two Steak 'n Shake employees in June, 2011. He got the reduced charge in exchange for cooperation in the death penalty case against his brother. The Steak 'n Shake where the murders took place is at 5828 Lindbergh Boulevard. Follow our updates live from the courthouse and on Twitter.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The woman told St. Louis County Police she believed the elderly woman had a demon and she tried to beat it out of her.
A South County woman, who police say killed her grandmother by stomping on the elderly woman, was indicted for second-degree murder and first-degree elder abuse. A St. Louis County grand jury handed down the decision Wednesday to hold her over for trial. Rachel Armstrong, 37, of the 10000 block of Golf Crest in South County’s Sappington area, told St. Louis County Police she threw down her 92-year-old grandmother and stomped on her Nov. 12 because she believed she was a demon. The elderly woman suffered eight broken ribs and two broken arms. She died Dec. 2 as a result of her injuries, St. Louis County Police said. Armstrong is being held in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $250,000. For more crime information on Mehlville-Oakville …