Mayor Krewson reacts to bailed man murder case

Set free by reform group, a man is accused of going home and killing his wife.

Kevin Killeen
April 17, 2019 - 4:11 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Mayor Lyda Krewson is reacting to the story of the St. Louis man released on bail, only to go home and allegedly kill his wife

54-year old Samuel Lee Scott was being held on a misdemeanor assault charge, when a group called the St. Louis Bail Project posted his $5,000 bail and he was set free. 

"I don't blame The Bail Project, or the judge," Krewson said, "I think that individual takes that responsibility for his actions. But it is not one of those things where it's an easy decision."

Scott is charged with murder in the April 9 attack on his wife, 54-year old Marcia Johnson at their home in the 3800 block of Wisconsin. She died five days after she was severely beaten.

The wife had obtained a restraining order to keep her husband away — the same day that he was bailed out.

The Bail Project issued a statement calling saying "Moments like these are devastating, but it's important not to lose sight of the larger injustices of cash bail and the need for reform."

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