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    MO - Craig Collins, 8, shot to death, St Louis, 12 Oct 2005

    ST. LOUIS - An 8-year-old boy who stepped outside to try to catch an insect in a jar was killed in a hail of gunfire, and his adult cousin was wounded.

    It was not immediately clear whether Craig Collins Jr. and his 25-year-old cousin Freddie Pitts were the targets of the shooting or were caught in crossfire. Police said they believe there was more than one gunman.


    Investigators said they did not know the motive for the shooting Wednesday. But relatives said they believed the shooting was retaliation for their efforts to report drug dealers in the neighborhood.

    The cousins were hit just after leaving their grandmother's house in hopes of catching a praying mantis, family members said. Pitts was shot in the mouth, they said.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051013/..._us/boy_killed

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    From March 2008:

    http://www.stlamerican.com/news/loca...eeaea8f6b.html

    Neimaus Lawrence, 27, Lemarco Sharp, 18, and Myron Mull, 17, took part in the drive-by shooting that claimed the life of Craig Collins Jr...

    Lawrence and Sharp pleaded guilty yesterday. Lawrence was sentenced to 20 years in prison and Sharp to 10 years. Mull pleaded guilty last week and was ordered to serve 18 years.



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