Oundre Akins was sentenced to 120 years in prison for two murders at a South County Steak 'n Shake in 2008.
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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 …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Akins' attorney objected to admitting the confessions as evidence, saying his client asked for a lawyer before confessing.
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 …