Tag «Missouri»

Suspect in father’s KC craigslist killing captured

I originally posted about the murder of 39-year-old father Jake Brantner here. Brantner was shot and killed in Kansas City while trying to sell a gun to a buyer from craigslist. His alleged killer was captured earlier this month and is said to be 18-year-old Fazon K. Swinton. Swinton allegedly grabbed the gun without paying …

Father murdered in KC craigslist killing

39-year-old Jake Brantner of Lee’s Summit, Missouri was murdered recently in Kansas City. Brantner was believed to be meeting a potential craigslist buyer that he was said to be selling his gun to. Instead witnesses say that Brantner was shot to death while still in his car in front of his 10-year-old daughter. Craigslist officially …

Body of missing St. Louis soldier found

I’m saddened that I have to post that the body of 22-year-old Robert Polk of St. Louis was found this past Thursday. It appears that Mr. Polk had been there for some time however police have released that the cause of death appears to be a shooting. As you may recall Mr. Polk went missing …

The 18% (From the mouth of Liz McDougall VII)

In offensive against sex trafficking, Ann Wagner steps into controversial realm: The article I linked to from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is about how U.S. Representative Ann Wagner (MO) is endorsing the SAVE Act. The Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act would make it illegal for U.S. websites to allow advertising for prostitution. In the …

Creepy craigslist dad wanted someone to rape his daughter

MO dad allegedly seeks person to rape, beat child: Local man accused of seeking person to beat, rape 11-year-old relative: Anthony Brinkman, Missouri Father, Arrested For Craigslist Ad Seeking Someone To Beat, Rape Daughter: Some of you may have heard of this story. We’ll get to why in a moment. First the grisly details and …

Boy Scout volunteer charged with being craigslist creeper

Police: Boy Scouts volunteer solicited sex from undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old boy: Michael Engler: Boy Scout Volunteer Arrested In Undercover Sting For Coercing Minor Into Sex: 50-year-old Michael Engler of St. Charles, Missouri, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old boy that he met through craigslist. The Boy Scout volunteer …

Your latest craigslist killers are from Missouri

Man stabbed in attempted robbery in O’Fallon, Mo. dies: 20-year-old Peyton McAnelly and 18-year-old Avery Cornuelle, both of O’Fallon, Missouri, were arrested for allegedly stabbing 54-year-old Joseph Givens in a craigslist robbery attempt. Givens made contact with the pair through a craigslist ad that the article calls seeking an “alternative lifestyles” encounter. I call it …

Backpage child trafficking lawsuit dismissed

Federal judge dismisses teen’s sex trafficking lawsuit against website: I originally posted about the lawsuit against backpage here. For those of you who may not remember a 14-year-old girl from st. Louis sued backpage after she was prostituted on the site by 27-year-old Latasha Jewell McFarland. The lawsuit accused backpage of knowingly turning a blind …

Mo. man sentenced in backpage pedo sting

Clayton man caught in FBI sex sting gets 10 years: 29-year-old Louis Edward Cooke, formerly of Clayton, Missouri, was sentenced to 10 years in the federal pen for soliciting sex from underage girls on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. Cooke, responded to a backpage ad that advertised “young and irresistable” sisters ages 13 and …

Craigslist killing in Kansas City

Yuri Ives met his suspected teenage killer through a Craigslist personal ad: Don’t let the baby boy looks fool you. According to police in Kansas City, Missouri 17-year-old Ali Cubba is a stone cold killer. Cubba has been arrested for the brutal stabbing and shooting murder of local realtor and community activist Yuri Ives, 48. …