St. Louis man convicted in woman’s murder

St. Louis man convicted in woman’s murder

St. Louis man convicted in woman’s murder

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Posted on February 28, 2013 at 9:01 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis man has been convicted of killing a woman and wounding another man in a case that he claimed was self-defense.

Forty-seven-year-old Steven J. Stafford was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder and three other counts in the February 2011 death of 38-year-old Joy McCully and the wounding of 29-year-old Jevon Strayhorn.

Prosecutors say the shooting occurred after a confrontation at McCully’s home.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Stafford’s attorney argued that Strayhorn started the fight and Stafford fired in self-defense. He contended McCully was caught in the crossfire.

 

 Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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