- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Children's exposure to meth via parents is growing; Mo. Children's Division seeing effects (9/18/16)8
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
Richards pleads guilty in Cape Girardeau boy's death
The accused killer of a 17-year-old Cape Girardeau boy pleaded guilty this week to the slaying.
Bernard P. Richards, 19, of Ullin, Ill., entered his guilty plea Monday to involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of a shooting. He was charged originally with second-degree murder in the Jan. 25 death of Jacob Bowers, 17.
Sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 7 before Circuit Judge William Syler.
For more details on this and other developing stories, please check out Wednesday's Southeast Missourian.