St. Louis Man Who Killed 2 Dies in Prison
MINERAL POINT (AP) - State officials say a man who had been on death row since 1982 for killing two people in St. Louis has died in prison.
The Missouri Department of Corrections said Tuesday that 59-year-old Elroy Preston was found dead Friday at Potosi Correctional Center in Mineral Point. The department says it "does not suspect foul play was involved." An autopsy will be conducted.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Preston was convicted in 1982 of fatally stabbing Willie Richardson and Betty Klein in north St. Louis in September 1980.