St. Louis man facing charges for shooting friend in forehead
By KMOV Web Producer
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Pleasant Grove teen who asked his friend from St. Louis to shoot him in the head has died from his injuries.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Matthew Pellegrini, 18, passed away after being shot point-blank in the head. His friend, Kevin Beindorff, 21, is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is jailed on $300,000 cash bond and does not yet have an attorney.
The charges say the men were in a vehicle outside Beindorff's home Tuesday night when Beindorff showed a revolver. Authorities say that's when Pellegrini asked Beindorff to shoot him. Beindorff allegedly raised the gun to the victim's forehead and fired one shot, then drove him to a hospital, where Pellegrini later passed away.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com