There's more fallout from an attack on a student inside a community college restroom.
St. Louis Community College Chancellor Myrtle Dorsey announced in a letter Monday that the president of the Meramec campus, where the attack occurred, has resigned. Meramec President George Wasson's resignation is effective immediately.
This follows sharp criticism about the college’s handling of the attack. The suspect, 18 year old Jevon Mallory, had been taken into custody, immediately after the incident, but was released by campus police with a warning.
He was re-arrested five days later and is currently in jail, facing felony assault charges.
Another issue of contention is the fact that no campus alerts had been issued after the attack.
Wildwood Campus President Pam McIntyre will take over as interim president of the Meramec campus during a search for Wasson’s replacement. Wildwood’s vice president will be interim president of that campus.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A St. Charles man charged in the death of a 4-month-old girl now faces additional charges, including first-degree murder and forcible sodomy.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday that 24-year-old Jordan Lafayette Prince is also charged with child abuse in the baby's December 2012 death. He was originally charged with second-degree murder and endangering the welfare of a child.
Court records show that the cause of death was asphyxiation, but the child also suffered serious injuries related to sodomy, which caused internal bleeding.
Prince told police he became frustrated with the baby because she wouldn't stop crying. He's been jailed on 150,000, cash bail.
A lawyer representing Prince didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Monday.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Seth Maness from Memphis (AAA) and optioned left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski to the triple-A club.
Maness, 24, was the Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2012 and will be making his Major League debut for tonight’s series opener against the Reds and will wear uniform # 61.