Murder of homeless man at makeshift St. Louis camp prompts city action - KMOV.com

Murder of homeless man at makeshift St. Louis camp prompts city action

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis official says it's time to clear a riverfront squatters' camp city where one homeless man is accused of killing another.

A woman who knew Adrian Henderson told KMOX the 36-year-old was stabbed to death Monday night following an argument over a can of beer at the settlement dubbed Hopeville. A 50-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Dozens of homeless people have been living in tents and plywood shacks at the camp for about a year. Bill Siedoff (SEED'-awf), the city's human services director, says police have been called to the site about 90 times in that span.

Siedoff says it's time to vacate the camp. He adds there's no deadline, and the city will help the people being removed.

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Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com

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APTV 05-03-11 2135CDT

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