Roy Handley, Jr on trial for teens broad daylight slaying

7:02 AM, Aug 10, 2010   |    comments
Roy Handley, Jr.
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Clayton, MO (KSDK)--  Trial resumes this morning for the man charged in the 2007 murder of a female friend who was fatally shot while walking with her then 4-year-old daughter, a girlfriend, and the man accused of killing her.

Roy Handley, Jr., 27, is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the September 2007 shooting death of 18-year-old Dana Ramey who lived in the Meacham Park neighborhood in Kirkwood.

The prosecution began presenting witnesses following jury selection on Monday.  One of the witnesses included Handley's cousin who was also walking with the couple and the young child along a walkway leading to the Kirkwood Commons shopping center when the murder happened.

Investigators say Handley for no apparent reason stopped walking long enough for the victim, the child, and his cousin to get ahead before firing a single shot into the back of the victim's head.  Handley then fled the scene and ran behind a department store and restaurant where he allegedly tossed the gun and then hid in a trash dumpster.

If convicted of the charges, Handley will face life in prison, with no chance of probation or parole.  

Testimony resumes this morning in St Louis County Court before Judge Steven Goldman.


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