06 November 2022 :
Judge Micheal Fagras formally sentenced Richard Emery, 50, White, to death for 2018 quadruple murder.
On September 30, a St. Charles County jury found Emery guilty of killing his girlfriend, Kate Kasten, her 2 children, and her mother and recommended the death penalty.
Emery admitted to shooting and killing his girlfriend Kate Kasten, 39, her children Jonathan Kasten, 10, Zoe Kasten, 8, and their grandmother, Jane Moeckel, 61, on Dec. 28, 2018 at their St. Charles home. But, he said he was in a disassociated state that evening and unable to understand his actions.
Following the shootings, Emery stabbed a woman during a carjacking and exchanged gunfire with St. Charles police.
During the trial, Emery and his defense team argued he didn't know why he shot the family but was sorry for doing it.