Mugshot: Melvin Patton Charged in South City Double Homicide


  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • Melvin Patton
As we mentioned earlier today, St. Louis police have arrested Melvin Patton in the grisly, predawn murders of a brother and sister Julius and Keneka Elliot in their south St. Louis home yesterday.

St. Louis police report that Patton and victim Keneka Elliot had a four-year-old child together. Today Patton, 25, of the 3000 block of Texas in south city was charged with the following and is being held without bond:
  • Two counts 1st Degree Murder
  • Three counts Armed Criminal Action
  • 1st Degree Assault
  • 1st Degree Burglary
  • 1st Degree Endangering the welfare of a child

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