Man Accused of Retaliatory Murder in Sister's Case Due in Court

St. Louis County, Missouri - A man is facing charges for allegedly killing the individual suspected of murdering his sister. A grand jury issued an indictment last week, and the accused is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday morning.

Jacorren Riley, aged 25, stands accused of fatally shooting Levi Henning. The indictment includes charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action against Riley.

Prosecutors are characterizing this as a case of retaliation. Levi Henning had previously been charged with the 2020 murder of Riley's younger sister, Careeelle Doss. Doss, a senior at Parkway West High School, had tragically suffered a robbery and gunshot wound to the head in north St. Louis.

In March of this year, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office dropped the case against Henning due to a failure to provide evidence. Henning had been released from jail a little over a month when, according to St. Louis Metropolitan Police, Jacorren Riley allegedly killed him.

The fatal shooting of Henning took place in June, near Riley's residence on Bartmer Avenue, just outside his family's home. At the time, Henning was en route to court for a carjacking charge dating back to 2018. That case had been dismissed by a judge.

A probable cause statement suggests that Riley may have been aware of Henning's scheduled court appearance on the morning of June 22. Riley was subsequently arrested by law enforcement officers in July and currently remains in custody without bond.