St. Louis Man, John Cunningham, Killed Uncle During Argument Over Meat

| by Denise A Justin

A St. Louis man was sentenced on Friday to 12 years in prison for killing his uncle during an argument over what kind of meat they were cooking.

KMOX Radio reports that John Cunningham was sentenced on December 21 in St. Louis Circuit Court after being convicted by a jury in November for voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.

Police said Cunningham, a Jennings resident, used a shotgun to shoot Lessie Lowe in September 2012 at the uncle’s home in St. Louis, during a dispute over whether the cuts of meat they were planning to cook were pork steaks, or pork chops.

According to KMOX, Cunningham said they were pork steaks while Lowe insisted they were chops.

Police said they were pork steaks.

Sources: CBS, KSDK