Services held for Metro-East mother allegedly killed by ex-boyfriend

Services held for Metro-East mother allegedly killed by ex-boyfriend

Montrell Cooper, 25, is accused of stabbing his daughter’s mother to death in East St. Louis on Saturday.

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by KMOV.com Staff and Associated Press | @KMOV

KMOV.com

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 1:31 PM

East St. Louis fatal stabbing

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- Family and friends of an East St. Louis woman who prosecutors allege was stabbed to death by her former boyfriend are getting their chances to say goodbye to her.

 

Services for 25-year-old Michelle Rowling are scheduled for Thursday morning at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in East St. Louis.

Authorities say Rowling was killed in her apartment Nov. 30 -- five days after she posted on Facebook that her love should be conveyed to her two children and mother if anything should happen to her.

That online posting came the same day 25-year-old Montrell Cooper was released from jail after pleading guilty and getting probation in his latest battery case involving Rowling.

 

Prosecutors last week charged Cooper with first-degree murder.

 

 

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