ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A Jennings man convicted of shooting and killing his uncle during an argument over pork steaks in Sept. 2012 will be sentenced on Friday.
John Cunningham in Nov. pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action after he shot 45-year-old Lessie Lowe with a shotgun at Lowe’s home in the 5600 block of Hiller Place. Lowe was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
According to court documents, the shooting happened after the two got into an argument over whether the meat they were cooking were pork chops or pork steaks.
Police say Lowe argued they were pork chops, while Cunningham said they were pork steaks. Authorities say they were determined to be pork steaks.
Cunningham was scheduled to be sentenced at the St. Louis Civil Courts building by Judge Rex Burlison.