ST. LOUIS -- A former St. Louis radio host has been convicted of first-degree murder for beating, biting and smothering a 28-year-old woman seven years ago.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that jurors needed just 45 minutes on Friday to convict Leonardo Drisdel. Sentencing is June 29 and the only possible sentence is life in prison without parole.
Assistant St. Louis Circuit Attorney Don Tyson described a crime in which Cassandra Kovack’s nose was bitten off and she was asphyxiated with a plastic grocery bag. She died in June 2005 after inviting Drisdel to her home for a pasta meal.
At the time, Drisdel hosted a weekly radio show called “The Human Factor” on radio station WGNU.