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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004

    IL - Le'Nae 'Shakira' Cole, 23, murdered in her Belleville home, 9 July 2012


    "BELLEVILLE — Police identified a woman stabbed to death late Monday night during a home invasion at 607 E. McKinley St.

    Police said the victims were targeted, but would not comment on their relationship to the attackers. Neighbors said the victim and her husband recently split, and court records showed there was a restraining order and divorce petition.

    Le'Nae S. Cole, 23, of Belleville, was found dead at the scene of the home invasion, police said.

    A man, who suffered injuries during the home invasion, led police to the home. He was taken to a St. Louis hospital for treatment, police said. Both victims were stabbed.

    Police said two young girls in the home were not injured,

    Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/2012/07/10/224003...#storylink=cpy

    Maddening. They split up and he kills her. Or that is what it appears to be. Thank goodness the girls are okay, but, poor things having to grow up without their Mother.

    All kinds of hugs!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    From April 2014:


    A Belleville man has been sentenced to 53 years in prison for fatally stabbing his estranged wife in 2012 and trying to kill her new boyfriend.

    John M. Cole, 25, of the 1100 block of Lebanon Avenue in Belleville, was convicted in a February bench trial...

    A co-defendant in the case, Garfield Fenton, was convicted in September of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Fenton, who is John Cole's cousin, currently is serving 30 years in prison.

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