Verdict expected in South County 'Steak 'N Shake' killings case

Verdict expected in South County 'Steak 'N Shake' killings case

Verdict expected in South County 'Steak 'N Shake' killings case

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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

CLAYTON, Mo. -- A St. Louis County judge is expected to announce a verdict Monday in the murder trial for one of two brothers accused of killing a waitress and a cook at a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant.

Twenty-three-year-old Oundr’e T. Akins of Cahokia, Ill., is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 robbery killings of waitress Tammy Cantrell and cook Mark Gerstner.

The trial was last week. During the hearing, Akins’ brother, 23-year-old Anthony D. Akins, reneged on a plea deal with prosecutors to testify against his brother. He will now go to trial on first-degree murder charges and could face the death penalty. He had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

The brothers were both former employees of the restaurant that they robbed.

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