Sentencing for Cornell McKay will go on as scheduled, despite his attorney's pleas for a review of the jury's verdict against him. McKay will be sentenced March 20th for armed robbery.
His attorneys had asked St. Louis Circuit Judge Robin Vannoy to give them 60 days to investigate whether evidence that suggests Megan Boken's killer may have committed the crime was improperly kept out of McKay’s trial. Boken was killed by Keith Esters during a similar robbery a few days later in the same neighborhood.
The judge declined the request.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Vannoy also declined a prosecution request to bar McKay's often vocal supporters from the courtroom during sentencing.
McKay's attorneys say they plan to take the case to the state appellate court.