82-year-old woman knocked to ground in robbery dies

2 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, July 19 2016 Jul 19, 2016 Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:14:00 PM CDT July 19, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

HILLSBORO (AP) — An 82-year-old woman has died after being knocked to the ground during a robbery in suburban St. Louis, and the suspect is now facing murder charges.

Arlene Mae Marschel was robbed at a service station gas pump in Crystal City on July 11. Police say 34-year-old Michael Paul Hopfer grabbed Marschel's wallet from her hand, pushed her to the ground, and drove away.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Marschel was injured in the fall and was on life support for five days until her death.

Hopfer is charged with second-degree murder along with robbery. He is jailed on $200,000 cash-only bond.

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