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Two men charged in attorney's death

Ronald Johnson (left) and Cleophus King have been charged in the killing.


St. Louis – Two suspects were arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with the murder of a St. Louis County counselor's office attorney.

St. Louis police said Cleophus King, 40, and 20-year-old Ronald Johnson killed Luke Meiners, 38, during a robbery.

The men face charges of murder, robbery and armed criminal action.

Meiners' body was found Tuesday in a wooded area in Venice, Ill.

Police said Meiners entered King's house voluntarily before the robbery began, but they would not say how the victim knew his attackers.

Meiners lived in University City. He had worked in the counselor's office for seven years.


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