Man robbed and shot in 2012 dies; case now called a homicide

9 months 1 week 14 hours ago July 21, 2016 Jul 21, 2016 Thursday, July 21 2016 Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:37:30 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly four years after a robbery in St. Louis, the case is now considered a homicide.

Christopher Dutton of Warrenton was shot while being robbed on Aug. 9, 2012. He died in March. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that new autopsy results show he died from "pneumonia due to a gunshot wound to the chest," and police now classify it as a homicide.

The suspect, 27-year-old Jonathan Leaks, was found guilty of robbery, assault and armed criminal action in 2014, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The circuit attorney's office is investigating to determine if additional charges should be filed.

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