2nd Man Accused in St. Louis Honor Student's Death
ST. LOUIS - A man imprisoned on for violating parole for not paying child support is the second man accused in last summer's St. Louis shooting death of a high school honor student.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a St. Louis grand jury has indicted 25-year-old Dewayne Strickland Jr. on charges of first-degree murder, felony assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon resulting in death.
Those charges mirror those filed last December against 26-year-old Richard Reynolds in the July 31 death of 18-year-old Aniya Cook.
Authorities say Cook was killed after she went to console her boyfriend about a shootout that killed another teenager on the same block about six hours earlier.
It's not clear whether Strickland has an attorney. He has an unlisted home telephone number.