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The Latest: 2 charged in St. Louis area quintuple homicide

July 9, 2019

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the killings of five people at a St. Louis area apartment (all times local):

5 p.m.

Two men have been charged in a quintuple homicide at a St. Louis area apartment.

Twenty-nine-year-old Terrance Wesley and 30-year-old Anthony Watkins Jr. were charged Tuesday with five counts of first-degree murder, five counts of attempted robbery and 10 counts of armed criminal action. It wasn’t immediately known if they had attorneys. They were arrested late Monday night. St. Louis County prosecutors are requesting that they be held without bail.

The victims were found dead around noon Saturday at an apartment near Dellwood. Police have identified them as 40-year-old Ronald Brewster Jr., 37-year-old Rodney Holt, 65-year-old Rondall Mullin, 54-year-old Derrick Penny and 54-year-old James Penny.

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3:13 p.m.

Authorities say two persons of interest in a St. Louis area quintuple homicide have been taken into custody.

St. Louis County police announced the arrests Tuesday in a news release. The release says the investigation continues to be “very active.” No other details were released.

The victims were found dead around noon Saturday at an apartment near Dellwood. Police have identified them as 40-year-old Ronald Brewster Jr., 37-year-old Rodney Holt, 65-year-old Rondall Mullin, 54-year-old Derrick Penny and 54-year-old James Penny.

Police haven’t released information about a motive or said how the victims were killed.

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