Kevin Labriado, Robert Bathe charged in St. Charles fatal hit and run

5:00 PM, Jul 4, 2013   |    comments
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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KSDK) - The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged two 19-year-olds for their roles in a fatal hit and run accident which was the result of a drug deal gone bad.

According to prosecutors, 17-year-old Tyler Pinner was run over by a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon near his home at the intersection of Oak Forest and River Bluff. Pinner died five hours later at a local hospital.

A truck matching that description was stopped by O'Fallon police a short time after the incident. Five people, two adults and three juveniles, were taken into custody.

Those two adults, Kevin Labriado and Robert Bathe, were each charged with second-degree murder and stealing of a controlled substance. There's been no word on the status of the juveniles that were in the truck.  They could face juvenile charges for setting up the drug deal in the first place.

The second-degree murder charge carries a possible sentence of 10 to 30 years in a state prison.

Authorities said the two men prearranged a drug deal with Pinner and the two drove to his house with the juveniles in tow. Following the drug transaction, the two suspects allegedly refused to pay and tried to drive off. Pinner held onto the driver's side of the truck, but eventually lost his grip as the vehicle made a sharp turn and was run over.

Labriado and Bathe remain in custody at the St. Charles County Detention Facility without bond.


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