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Thirty Years After a White Minister’s Son Was Beaten to Death in the Central West End, One Black Man Remains in Prison. But There’s Plenty of Guilt to Go Around.

posted on December 19, 2012

Tony D’Souza and Tom Finkel of Riverfront Timestell the story of Todd Weems’ death and the subsequent investigation in St. Louis thirty years ago. Weems was the son of the Rev. Don Weems, leader of Trinity Presbyterian Church in University City, Missouri. The man convicted of his murder, Eric Clemmons, is now fighting for clemency. “And in a cell outside Cape Girardeau, soft-spoken, bespectacled Eric Clemmons awaits a decision. … ‘There was a debt to be paid. I’m hoping I paid it for me and whoever.'”

Read at Riverfront Times