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St. Louis Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Three Carjackings, Including One That Was Fatal

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Matthew T. Schelp on Tuesday sentenced a man who committed three carjackings in St. Louis in 2021, including one that killed a 72-year-old man, to 27 years in prison.

Carmain Milton, 50, stole a woman’s 1998 Toyota Camry on Sept. 21, 2021, in the 4500 block of Pershing Place. 

A week later, in a parking lot at the intersection of Chouteau Avenue and South Sarah Street, Milton approached two victims and said, “I will shoot you, don’t be a hero, give me your jewelry.”  Milton stole debit/credit cards, rings, an iPhone and the Audi A6 belonging to one of the victims.

Later that day, in the 300 block of North Boyle Avenue, Milton carjacked a man’s 2004 Honda Element and then ran the victim over.  The victim was severely injured and later died. 

Milton had what appeared to the victims to be a handgun. He was arrested a few hours later with a pellet gun and a wallet from the second carjacking.

In court Tuesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassandra Wiemken said Milton’s violent behavior was escalating and was the culmination of 30 years of criminal conduct.

The daughters of the third carjacking victim said their father was a “devoted, attentive and loving grandfather” who had a long career in the chemical manufacturing industry, and whose work continues to have a global impact. The crime devastated their mother and left the community fearful that, “It could happen to anyone.” 

Milton pleaded guilty in January to two counts of carjacking and one count of carjacking resulting in death. 

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassandra Wiemken is prosecuting the case.


Robert Patrick, Public Affairs Officer,

Updated April 16, 2024

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