While St Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberley Gardner was only too happy hunt for any reason to prosecute the McCloskeys for defending their property with legally possessed firearms, she couldn’t find it in her heart to charge Malik Ross for the murder of 7yo Xavier Usanga even though he confessed.
You have to wonder how someone who has a responsibility to dispense justice fairly can have such warped standards.
The day after the murder of Usanga, prosecutors say Ross stole $50,000 from the armored truck business he worked for, all in an alleged attempt to flee the city for six months.
You can read CA Gardner’s letter about trying to get justice for young Xavier. The first paragraph says it all. We’re not quite sure how confessing to a shooting counts as insufficient evidence.