Prosecutors seek death penalty for St. Louis serial killer

one year ago

Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the St. Louis man accused of killing nine people since 2008 in a drug-trafficking ring.

Anthony Jordan killed several victims inside vehicles or in drive-by shootings including three in 2008, two in 2010 and one in 2014. He killed an elderly woman by a stray bullet while looking out her apartment window and was charged in 2015 in connection with three deaths. He reportedly pleaded not guilty to murder and several charges.

Prosecutors claimed that Jordan's involvement in the drug-ring is one of the aggravating factors in their request to seek death penalty if he is convicted.

The drug-gang brought cocaine from Mexico to St. Louis, and its members had a role in as many as 17 slayings.