CLAYTON, Mo. (KSDK) - A St. Louis County jury convicted a 21-year-old Thursday for the November 2010 murder of an Overland man.
Prosecutors said Keith Meiners beat 19-year-old J.J. Willman and then duct taped him and left him in a field in a state conservation area off Columbia Bottoms Road. Willman's vehicle was discovered abandoned at a rest stop off Interstate 270 at Riverview Boulevard. His body was located several days later after an intense search.
Meiners is believed to have beaten Willman to death after an argument over a woman infected with a sexually transmitted disease.
Family members first notified police of J.J. Willman's disappearance when he failed to show up at work.
Keither Meiners was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He'll be eligible for parole after serving more than 21 years.