ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A second person has been charged in the July 2012 murder of 18-year-old Aniya Cook.
Dewayne Strickland was charged Thursday with charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal actions.
Richard Reynolds, Strickland’s alleged accomplice, was charged was charged in December and is being held at the St. Louis city jail.
According to police, Cook was sitting in red Ford Focus in the 5100 block of Highland Avenue about 1 a.m. on July 31.
Authorities said she was consoling her boyfriend, Anthony Bobo, about another shooting earlier that night when Reynolds and Strickland approached the car and fired guns into the vehicle.
Cook was shot in the face and died three days later. She was a National Honor Society student who was about to attend Missouri State University on a scholarship.
Her boyfriend, who was also shot, survived.
Bail for Strickland was set at $750,000 cash.