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2 men charged with murder, robbery in quintuple murder in St. Louis County

Both men are facing 20 counts in connection with the quintuple homicide over the weekend.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Two men are each facing 20 charges after the shooting deaths of five men in north St. Louis County.

Terrance Wesley, 29, and Anthony Watkins, 30, have each been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, five counts of attempted robbery and 10 counts of armed criminal action in connection with the shooting deaths of five people over the weekend.

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Police said that six people were in a home on the 1900 block of Chambers Road on Friday night. One of them left and came back around noon on Saturday to find the other five people dead.

The St. Louis County Police Department confirmed this is a homicide and all five victims are adults.

On Sunday the victims were identified as 65-year-old Rondall Mullin, 54-year-old Derrick Penny, 54-year-old James L. Penny, 40-year-old Ronald Brewster Jr. and 37-year-old Rodney E. Holt.

On Monday, police said the victims were all shot to death and that drug activity was taking place inside the home. Belmar said he thinks that drug activity played a role in the deaths.

Welsey and Watkins are both being held without bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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