NEARLY THREE YEARS LATER LOCAL AREA WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SIX FELONIES IN DOUBLE MURDER CASE
On Monday, February 28, 25-year-old Onyai Turner pleaded guilty to six felonies connected to the February 15, 2018 murders of 33-year-old Malcom Mathis II and Malcom Mathis III who was just 22-months-old.
She pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree, Murder 2nd Degree – Felony Murder, Robbery 1st Degree and three counts of Armed Criminal Action.
Her co-defendant Traveon Sims was sentenced to life in prison without eligibility for parole after pleading guilty to two counts of Murder 1st Degree in 2021.
The Maryland Heights Police Department investigated the incident.
“The stabbing deaths of Mr. Mathis and his toddler son were among the most despicable and gruesome murders ever committed in St. Louis County,” said St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell. “This guilty plea is yet one more step towards closure for a family whose grief must be unimaginable.”
A sentencing hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 29.