Jury recommends death for St. Louis man who killed 4


              St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar speaks before the media with the prosecution team beside him outside the St. Charles County Courthouse after a jury imposed death sentences on convicted killer Richard Darren Emery for the 2018 killing of Emery's girlfriend and her family on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in St. Charles, Mo. In December 2018, Emery shot 61-year-old Jane M. Moeckel, her two grandchildren Zoe Kasten, 8, and Jonathan Kasten, 10, and the children's mother, Kate Kasten, 39. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Convicted killer Richard Darren Emery is embraced by defense attorney Stephanie Zipfel, right, after a jury imposed a death sentence for the December 2018 killing of Emery's girlfriend and her family in St. Charles Circuit Court on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in St. Charles, Mo. Emery shot 61-year-old Jane M. Moeckel, her two grandchildren Zoe Kasten, 8, and Jonathan Kasten, 10, and the children's mother, Kate Kasten, 39. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              "I put the gun to my head. I was so close to pulling the trigger," Richard "Darren" Emery testifies about when he was pulled over by police after the December 2018 killing of his girlfriend and her family in St. Charles Circuit court Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in St. Charles County, Mo. Emery shot 61-year-old Jane M. Moeckel, her two grandchildren Zoe Kasten, 8, and Jonathan Kasten, 10, and the children's mother, Kate Kasten, 39. A jury deliberated about two hours Friday, Sept. 30, before finding 50-year-old Emery guilty of four counts of first-degree murder. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Jury recommends death for St. Louis man who killed 4