Crime Trend Carves Path for Multiple Funerals in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The three victims died in different ways in different parts of the St. Louis area. Yet the senselessness of their deaths has caught the attention of people ranging from a prosecutor to a sociologist.
Funerals were scheduled Monday for 13-month-old Tyler Dasher of Affton, 17-year-old Antionette Wilkins of St. Louis and 92-year-old Arteria King, also of St. Louis.
Tyler's mother is charged with killing him. Wilkins was shot in the back as she ran from gunfire. King was beaten to death by an intruder.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the thing that stood out to her was the innocence of the three victims, and others have also noticed that trend in recent crimes in the region.