St. Louis, MO (KSDK A south St. Louis man who pleaded guilty to charges connected to the death of a friend who asked to be shot, only to have the plea rejected by a judge, pleads guilty again.
23 year old Kevin Beindorff pleaded guilty late Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action crimes in the February 2012 shooting death of 18 year old Matthew Pelligrini of Ballwin. Pelligrini was shot outside a home near Clifton Heights Park.
In exchange for his admission of killing Pelligrini, Beindorff was sentenced to seven years on the manslaughter charge and three years on the armed criminal action. The sentenced are to be service concurrently.
Beindorff originally pleaded guilty inMarch 2013, but a Judge threw the guilty plea out and ordered Beindorff to stand trial.
Police say Beindorff shot the victim in the head after Pelligrini asked to his friend to pull the trigger. Afterwards, Beindorff drove the victim to the hospital where he later died.
The victims family has disputed Beindorff's account of what transpired the night the victim was shot.