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Theodis Hill has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
October 19, 2015

Language from the Probable Cause Statement:

"The defendant admitted to me that he went to J.M.’s apartment on September 6, 2008, with the intention to kill her. On that date, the defendant and J.M. smoked crack cocaine and drank liquor. When they were finished the defendant told J.M. he was going to kill her to keep her quiet about a previous unrelated robbery. J.M. ran into her bedroom. The defendant forced the door open and threw her on the bed. J.M. begged for her life. She offered sex or money in exchange for her life. The defendant refused and strangled her until she was no longer able to breathe. J.M. died as a result of the strangulation. The defendant’s DNA was found inside the apartment.


The defendant further admitted that on July 17, 2009 he strangled S.S. S.S.’s death had previously been classified as suspicious. The defendant began writing letters to me indicating he had killed her. He was able to provide details that were not contained in the report or released to the public. The defendant said that he was already angry that day. He and S.S. went to a room at the Vegas Hotel where they drank and did drugs. Eventually, he noticed she had taken drugs off the nightstand so he strangled her until she could not breathe. S.S. died of that strangulation. The defendant then wrapped her in sheet and left her on a vacant lot next to a residence.


The defendant was convicted in the 22nd Judicial Circuit on September 20, 2010 of Murder in the Second Degree in Cause 0922CR0613-01 and is serving 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.


The defendant was also convicted in St. Francis County, Arkansas of Murder following his conviction in the City of St. Louis." 


*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded guilty. 

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