Plea in Case Tied to Drowning Death of 12-Year-Old
CLAYTON - A St. Louis County man whose 12-year-old stepson drowned in the Meramec River faces sentencing June 24 after pleading guilty to seven counts of second-degree child endangerment.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 43-year-old Todd Combs pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charges Thursday.
Police say Combs supplied alcohol to seven minors on Aug. 5 during a family picnic near Pacific, Mo. His stepson, Christopher Marks, drowned while playing in the Meramec River.
Police do not know how much alcohol Christopher consumed the night he drowned.