71-year-old man charged with killing girlfriend with bat in St. Louis

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 2 at 5:48 PM

(KMOV) -- A man was charged with murder after he allegedly beat his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat at a home in north St. Louis.

Rosevelt Scott, 71, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action, according to a release on Friday.

Officers were called to the 4400 block of Margaretta around 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say the suspect was arguing with his girlfriend, 54-year-old Carolyn Richardson, then struck her in the head several times with the bat.

Richardson was pronounced dead at a hospital.

"Miss Richardson was a blessed, kind woman and we're just devastated this man has done this to her," said Crystal Simms, a friend of the victim. "There was no cause for this to happen this way. This is just a tragic loss."

A police investigation into the murder is ongoing.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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