St. Louis Prosecutors Try to Limit Attendance
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Prosecutors in St. Louis are seeking to have only immediate family of a 22-year-old defendant attend his upcoming sentencing for armed robbery.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that in a motion filed this week by Assistant Circuit Attorney Christine Krug prosecutors asked the judge to limit attendance at Cornell McKay's sentencing Feb. 6. McKay was convicted in December of a 2012 armed robbery.
The motion says a group from McKay's church, First Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, attended McKay's trial and yelled to McKay as he was escorted away. The motion also says members of the group "verbally assaulted" the victim's husband afterward.
A church official says the group will probably hire a lawyer to fight for the right to be present at the trial.