St. Francois County Prosecutor Pleased With Guilty Verdicts

(St. Francois County) St. Francois County Proseucting Attorney Melissa Gilliam is pleased following the guilty verdict of Melvin Scherrer last week in St. Francois County Court. Gilliam says this was a big case.

The jury deliberated for five hours before coming back with a verdict. We asked Gilliam if she was surprised it took so long.

The jury returned guilty verdicts against Scherrer on Friday on charges of murder in the second degree, armed criminal action, felonious restraint and abandonment of a corpse. Sentencing will be held on May 6. Scherrer was charged in connection with the death of Samuel “Tick” Francis back in December of 2012.