For Immediate Release
Federal Indictment Returned Against Two Individuals Involving Two Drug-Related Homicides
St. Louis, MO – Two area men have been indicted on charges involving two drug related homicides occurring in the City of St. Louis.
The indictment charges Terrance Wilson, 27; and Donald Stewart, 51, for their involvement in the March 26, 2010 murder of Michael McGill, and the July 23, 2010 murder of Darrion Williams, Jr.; both were in connection with drug trafficking crimes. The indictment was returned September 23rd, but remained sealed until the arrest of Donald Stewart last week.
Wilson and Stewart were each indicted on two felony counts of possession of a firearm (with death resulting) in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. If convicted, these charges carry penalties that include possible life sentences of imprisonment.
"This is an example of the outstanding collaboration between the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and our regional partners as we find new methods to combat violent crime in the City of St. Louis," said Chief Sam Dotson.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and is being prosecuted as part of the Mission SAVE Initiative. Mission SAVE (Strike Against Violence Early) was initiated to reduce violence in the St. Louis area. The hybrid task force is a collaboration between the Federal Bureau of Investigation St. Louis Division, Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, St. Louis County Police Department, and the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office.
As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.