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Scherrer Found Guilty Of Murder

(Farmington) A St. Francois County jury has found Melvin Scherrer guilty of numerous charges.

The jury returned guilty verdicts on Friday on charges of murder in the second degree, armed criminal action, felonious restraint and abandonment of a corpse.

The four day trial was presided over by Judge Jerel Lee Poor the Second and prosecuted by St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney Melissa Gilliam and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Brown.

Sentencing for the former Bonne Terre man will be held on May 6 at 2 o’clock.

Scherrer was charged in connection with the death of Samuel “Tick” Francis back in December of 2012.


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