FLORISSANT, Mo. – A St. Louis man who was acquitted of the murder of more than 20 years ago, is a suspect in a case of a fatal beating and stabbing a 94-year-old woman in his care, then, is the calling of a ride-hailing car service and the abandonment of her body, in her home.
Tommie Suitcase, Jr. being jailed on $500,000 bond on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Dec. 18 the death of Geneva Richardson in her suburban Florissant home of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports . No lawyer is listed for him in online court records.
Coffer, 54, and his mother worked as a Richardson owner. They called the authorities Dec. 19, say that they had found Richardson’s body. The death initially appeared accidental. But a detective said in court records that medical researchers found three stab wounds in her face and defensive cuts on her hands.
“There were a number of things that don’t add up with him,” said Officer Steve Michael, a spokesman for the Florissant Police Department.
Court documents show the Case had several bags with him as the Uber collected him from Richardson’s house. The police later found a trash bag, a purple latex glove, a blood-soaked pillow case and a blood-stained black T-shirt on a burn pile in the neighborhood where the Uber driver had dropped Suitcase.
A St. Louis County jury in 1995 found the Case not guilty of murder in the death of the 30-year-old Gary L. Griggs, whose throat had been cut.
Information from: the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com