Teen convicted in fatal St. Louis home invasion

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A jury in St. Louis has convicted an 18-year-old man in a home invasion robbery that left a nurse dead and a police officer and firefighter wounded.

Ledale Nathan Jr. was tried as an adult in the October 2009 robbery in the city’s LaSalle Park neighborhood. The jury found him guilty Monday on 26 counts, including the first-degree murder of nurse Gina Stallis.

Prosecutors said a firefighter who was a cousin of Stallis was leaving a family home around 1 a.m. with an off-duty female police officer when two gunmen confronted them. The men forced the pair back into the house and tried to rob several people.

During a struggle, Stallis was shot once and the off-duty police officer five times. She survived.

A second man awaits trial in the case.

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