ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis teen has been sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for shooting and killing the Sumner High School football captain in 2010.
Terron Pool, 19, was sentenced Friday in St. Louis Circuit Court. In June, a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of Rahmel McNeil, 17.
Pool was 16 at the time of the incident, in Sept. 24, 2010. McNeil and another teen were in a fight in the 400 block of West Belle Place and Pool, a spectator, pulled out a handgun and shot McNeil in the chest and abdomen. A prosecutor said that as McNeil was backing away, the teen who was fighting him yelled to Pool, “Shoot him! Shoot him!”
Witnesses who had gathered during the fight ran away, except for a friend and teammate of McNeil, said Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce. The friend called police, identified Pool as the shooter, and was the only eyewitness to testify during the trial.
Pool was sentenced by St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Rex Burlison.