Accused Man Spoke of Killing Police, Fiance Says
CLAYTON (AP) - Jurors are told that a man accused of killing a suburban St. Louis police officer talked for years about killing police in an effort to begin an anti-government revolution. Trial continues in Clayton for 43-year-old Todd Shepard. He is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of University City police Sgt. Michael King on Halloween night in 2008.
Authorities say Shepard approached King's parked patrol car and fired five shots with a stolen pistol.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Shepard's fiancee testified that Shepard spoke daily about a revolution that involved killing police to make things better for lower class people.