The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith
Get The Legal Help You Need Today
314-492-6984

Missouri gas station clerk charged with murder

Gas station attendants often have difficult jobs. Because they are often alone, they could easily become targets for robberies, especially at night, creating a great deal of anxiety for such workers. Unfortunately, police say a gas station attendant in Missouri has recently been arrested and charged with murder after a man was killed following a dispute.

The incident happened on a night in late September. According to reports, the 39-year-old suspect became involved in a dispute with a 34-year-old male customer. The dispute apparently centered around whether the customer attempted to steal candy from the store. Police believe that the gas station clerk followed the customer into the parking lot where the dispute continued.

Unfortunately, police claim that the clerk shot the customer in the back of his head, causing his death. He has since been charged with armed criminal action and first-degree murder with bail set at $1 million. The defendant has no prior history of criminal charges. Police claim that the customer did not leave the store with candy.

Many people in Missouri who are accused of murder and other criminal charges have little experience with the legal process. As a result, they are left making decisions that will ultimately have a major impact on the rest of their lives without the necessary information to make informed ones. Fortunately, there are criminal defense attorneys who can help guide defendants through the criminal process. With such help, those accused of a crime are better equipped to make informed decisions about their case, including whether to accept a plea deal or fight the charges in court.

Source: stltoday.com, "St. Louis gas station clerk killed customer in dispute over $1 bag of candy, charges say", Joel Currier, Oct. 19, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

How Serious Is My Case? Get Answers

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response
The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith

7733 Forsyth Blvd
Suite 1850
St Louis, MO 63105

Phone: 314-492-6984
Fax: 314-721-1710
Map & Directions

Missouri gas station clerk charged with murder | The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith