Man facing charges in connection with North County beating death - KMOV.com

Man facing charges in connection with North County beating death

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Ricky Vellmer is charged with first degree assault. He allegedly beat Michael Johnson, 58, to death Ricky Vellmer is charged with first degree assault. He allegedly beat Michael Johnson, 58, to death

A 56-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly beating another man to death in north St. Louis County.

Ricky Vellmer is charged with first degree assault. He got into a fight with Michael Johnson, 58, in the 1900 block of Chambers Road Thursday, police said.

Vellmer allegedly threw Johnson to the ground before throwing a punch and stomping on him. Police said Vellmer admitted to the punching and told a witness he stomped on Johnson.

Johnson suffered severe internal bleeding and later died. Vellmer is being held in the St. Louis County Jail on a $250,000 cash-only bond.

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