Attorneys ask to hold off sentencing for client convicted of armed robbery

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 18 at 9:19 PM

 (KMOV) – Attorneys for a St. Louis man asked the State Court of Appeals to stop his sentencing because they believe evidence proves someone else committed the crime.

Cornell McKay was convicted of armed robbery and the victim identified McKay as the robber. But his attorneys say much of the evidence points to Keith Esters.

Esters, who resembles McKay, was convicted of shooting, and killing former St. Louis University volleyball player, Megan Boken, where he stole her cell phone one week after the other robbery.

Esters’ girlfriend claimed he confessed to committing the robbery McKay was convicted of. She also said he called her repeatedly on the stolen phone.

McKay is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday.

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