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Cahokia man admitted to deadly St. Louis stabbing in 911 call, faces a murder charge

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According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.

A Cahokia man admitted to stabbing a man to death in St. Louis over the weekend in a recorded 911 call from the incident.

Thomas Bricker, 54, is now facing one count of murder and one count of armed criminal action in St. Louis Circuit Court, FOX 2 reported.

According to a KMOV4 report, Bricker was arguing with 30-year-old Lamarr Robinson in the Bevo Mill neighborhood on Saturday night when he stabbed him in the chest. In a 911 call and later in a holding cell at St. Louis Metro Police headquarters, Bricker admitted to the stabbing, the report said.

Bricker’s cash-only bail was set at $1 million.

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Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.

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