Suspects in Volleyball Star's Death Face More Charges

Two teens accused of robbing and kidnapping a woman in Brentwood on Aug. 12

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    Missouri State's Attorney Susan Ryan discusses the charges agains Keith Esters and Jonathon Perkins.

    The two teenage cousins charged in the death of a Wheaton volleyball star now face more charges for another crime.

    St. Louis County prosecutors on Tuesday charged Keith Esters of Bel-Ridge and Johnathan Perkins of Overland with first-degree robbery, felonious restraint and two counts of armed criminal action. They are accused of robbing and kidnapping a woman in Brentwood on Aug. 12.

    Authorities say they forced their way into a woman's car, demanded money then forced her to drive to an ATM and withdraw cash.

    Police said the same two 18-year-olds killed Megan Boken during a botched robbery in St. Louis on Aug. 18. Boken was in St. Louis for an alumni volleyball match.

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    Esters and Perkins face a host of felony charges in Boken's death. Esters was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery and armed criminal action. Perkins was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted robbery and armed criminal action.

    Police said Perkins drove Esters to the neighborhood to look for a robbery target, and he zeroed in on Boken after seeing her speaking on her cell phone. Police said Esters confessed to the crime and that a witness identified him as the one running away.