Man sentenced to life for double killing in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man who claimed he killed two friends in self-defense has been sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 21-year-old Rey Hernandez was convicted in April of two counts of first-degree murder and other counts in the October 2015 shooting. Hernandez had testified that he grabbed 23-year-old James Cobb Jr.’s gun during a struggle and shot Cobb and 22-year-old Haris Hajdarevic out of fear.
At the time, Hernandez was dating the mother of Cobb’s then 1-year-old son. Hernandez and Cobb had exchanged taunts on Facebook before the shooting. Hernandez said Cobb should “stop running from his responsibilities as a father.” Cobb and his ex-girlfriend were in a custody dispute.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com