ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend after she took out a restraining order against him, saying he was abusive and had threatened her in text messages.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that jurors found 25-year-old Victor Whittier guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the August 2017 death of 24-year-old Cierra Jackson.
She wrote in court documents filed one month before her death that she didn't know what Whittier was "capable of doing."
Her 11-year-old brother testified to hearing Whittier's voice and gunfire before finding her dead. Authorities say four .38-caliber bullets were fired through her bedroom window.
Whittier told police he was in a bar at the time of the shooting.
Sentencing is set for Nov. 16.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com