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A St. Louis man has been charged with murdering his wife just hours after a nonprofit organization posted his $5,000 bail in a domestic violence case also involving his wife, according to court filings.
Samuel Lee Scott, age 54, was arrested for misdemeanor domestic assault after allegedly hitting his spouse, Marcia Johnson, on April 5, and inflicting injuries to her face, ear and cheek bone. Scott was released from jail on April 9, after the St. Louis Bail Project paid his bail.
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Scott had threatened that he “might as well finish what [he] started since [she] was going to call the police,” according to the probable cause statement. He also has several assault and drug crime convictions on his record.
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