Man who was paroled from life sentence accused of killing ex-girlfriend
Harry Little is accused of murdering 59-year-old Sylvia Brown in her home in the 4100 block of California By Daniel Fredman
Command post said homicide responded to a call in the 4100 block of California around 6:45 a.m. By Stephanie Baumer
(KMOV.com) - A man convicted of two murders nearly four decades ago is now charged with murder for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend.
Harry Little, 63, of St. Louis is charged with one count of first degree murder. He’s accused of shooting and stabbing Sylvia Brown in her home on California Ave in south St. Louis on Nov. 13.
Little was convicted of two murders in 1977. Court records show he committed murder in St. Louis County and St. Louis City in 1977. He was sentenced to life in prison for the first murder and 30 years for the second murder, those sentences to run consecutively.
“The parole board, I'm told decided to release him after only 17 years of his sentence,” said Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce.
News 4 contacted the Missouri Department of Corrections to find out why Little only served 17 years of his life sentence, but no one returned our calls.
Other court documents show after Little got out of prison in 1995, he was convicted of stealing in 2000. Now facing a possible third murder conviction, Joyce says her office may seek the death penalty.
“A case such as this where you have someone with such a violent criminal history, two murders he was convicted of, this would meet the criteria of a case we would review,” said Joyce.