Mo. Man Charged in Deaths of 3, Including Son

6 years 8 months 1 week ago Monday, May 07 2012 May 7, 2012 Monday, May 07, 2012 8:21:10 AM CDT May 07, 2012 in News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police say a man upset with his ex-girlfriend shot her and her mother to death then set a fire before leaving two young children locked in an apartment. The suspect's 10-month-old son died of smoke inhalation and a 3-year-old girl was critically injured.


Prosecutors charged 23-year-old Eric Lawson on Sunday with three counts of first-degree murder and nine other charges, including arson.


Police say 22-year-old Breiana Ray and her mother, 50-year-old Gwendolyn Ray, died Saturday of gunshot wounds to the head. Aiden Lawson died of smoke inhalation. The 3-year-old girl was taken to a hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Her name was not released.

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