MO Man allegedly shot in forehead at his own request

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is facing charges for shooting a friend in the forehead — even though the friend apparently asked him to do it.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( reports that 18-year-old Matthew Pellegrini died Thursday, hours after being shot point-blank in the head. His friend, 21-year-old Kevin Beindorff, is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. He is jailed on $300,000 cash bond and does not yet have an attorney.

Authorities say the men were in a vehicle outside Beindorff’s home Tuesday night when Beindorff showed a revolver. Authorities say that’s when Pellegrini asked Beindorff to shoot him. Beindorff allegedly raised the gun to the victim’s forehead and fired one shot, then drove him to a hospital, where Pellegrini died.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,


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