Second man accused in woman's 2014 killing in St. Louis

1 year 2 weeks 6 days ago Friday, March 31 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Friday, March 31, 2017 2:14:00 PM CDT March 31, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is charged of first-degree murder for alleged role in the killing of his girlfriend more than three years ago.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Assistant Missouri Attorney General Jennifer Szczucinski filed the charge Thursday against 31-year-old Demetrius Taylor of Florissant.

Authorities say 25-year-old April Fields of Berkeley was stabbed and strangled in January 2014. Her body was found in her car.

Court documents allege that Taylor took out a $212,000 life insurance policy on Fields a few months before her death and colluded with a co-defendant man to kill her.

Forty-one-year-old Dominic Arrington also is charged in Fields' death. He had spent 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend's 3-year-old son.

Online court records don't show if Taylor has an attorney.

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