Trial of Andre McAfee begins in fatal skillet bashing attack

5:00 AM, Sep 25, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A former Chicago resident who was tracked down by DNA evidence last spring and charged in a brutal 2006 murder in north St. Louis goes to trial today.

27 year old Andre McAfee is accused of first degree murder and armed criminal action in the January 2006 beating death of Charles Barnes.

Barnes was attacked with a skillet wielding McAfee according to prosecutors who say the victim was struck repeatedly in the head and upper body by McAfee following a dispute inside the victims home.

Investigators tracked McAfee down last year after confirming DNA found on the skillet at the crime scene was his.  The weapon used had been left alongside the murder victims body when police arrived.

If convicted, McAfee faces a life prison term without a chance for parole.

KSDK

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