Mark Gerstner

Crime
7:38 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Judge Issues 'Guilty' Verdict Today In Steak 'n Shake Murders

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  Updated 11:40 a.m.

An Illinois man has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2008 killings of a St. Louis-area Steak 'n Shake restaurant cook and waitress.

St. Louis County Circuit Judge Richard Bresnahan announced the verdict Monday for 23-year-old Oundr'e Akins of Cahokia, Ill. Because Akins agreed to a trial before a judge instead of a jury, the death penalty option was waived. When sentenced March 21, Akins faces the only option of life in prison without parole.

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