Flordell Hills woman accused of stabbing boyfriend to death

Shanita Pettigrew

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 40-year-old woman over the weekend in connection with the murder of her boyfriend.

According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, officers were called to a home in the 7100 block of W. Florissant Avenue on Friday, September 23 in response to a domestic incident.

Police found the body of 36-year-old Anthony Randle Jr. inside the residence.

Randle’s girlfriend, Shanita Pettigrew, had walked to a local store and told an employee she stabbed him.

McGuire said Pettigrew told detectives she hid a knife in her pants and, during an altercation, stabbed Randle in the chest. The reason for the altercation was not disclosed.

Pettigrew was charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action. She remains jailed on $200,000 bond.