Murder charge in shooting by request case - KMOV.com

Murder charge in shooting by request case

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis man is now facing a murder charge after allegedly shooting a friend in the forehead after friend asked him to do so.
   
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 21-year-old Kevin Beindorff was originally charged with assault and armed criminal action. The assault charge was upgraded to second-degree murder after 18-year-old Matthew Pellegrini of Ballwin died Thursday.
   
Beindorff is jailed on $300,000 cash bond and does not yet have a listed attorney.
   
Authorities 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 died.
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   Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com
 

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