Man Faces Murder Charges

9 years 2 months 6 days ago October 04, 2007 Oct 4, 2007 Thursday, October 04 2007 Thursday, October 04, 2007 4:34:26 AM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 19-year-old St. Louis man is accused of first-degree murder, rape, arson and other charges in a brutal attack. The attack happened Saturday. The suspect remains at large. Frederick Barnes is accused of stabbing 24-year-old Dwoyne Ammons several times, then sexually assaulting the victim's girlfriend and cutting her throat. Authorities say Barnes then set fire to the apartment. The victim's girlfriend escaped by jumping from a second-floor window. She was hospitalized in serious condition. The body of Ammons was discovered after the fire was put out. Authorities say he had been stabbed several times in the chest.

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