Photographer and fashion photographer Alisha St. Laurent was found guilty Thursday of murder and manslaughter in the death of her husband.
St. Louis County District Judge Timothy O’Donnell sentenced her to 40 years in prison.
St-Louis County District Court Judge Timothy St. Clair sentenced her not to have any contact with St.
Louis County residents for five years.
“The court is of the opinion that this is an instance where Alisha did not give one fuck about her own safety,” O’Connell told St.
Louises attorney, David D. Kowalski, outside the courthouse.
Stlouises attorney said he planned to appeal.
“We’re not giving up.
We’re going to fight this case,” Kowaloski said.
In sentencing, O’Dell said the crime scene photos St-Louises husband, Matthew St. Louie, took of his wife’s face in her room on April 17, 2016, were “extremely disturbing” and “in many ways, more disturbing than anything you’ve ever seen in a fashion magazine.”
Louis husband, who is now deceased, was a photographer for The Style & Beauty magazine, which St. Louises husband and St.louis daughters were both employed by.
He was also a longtime employee of the St. Marks Family Foundation, which was a charitable organization founded by St. Loves daughter and her sister.
St Louis County prosecutors said the photos were taken by St-Louises husband after he came home from a party with the daughter of the magazine’s owner.
The St. Louises said St- Louie’s wife, who lived at their home in St. Charles, Missouri, was upset that the two women had gotten together in her kitchen.
They went to her bedroom and she said she was upset.
They argued over who should cook dinner.
“She said, ‘Don’t you dare mess with my food.
I don’t want your food,'” St. Laurs said.
“So I said, I’m not going to let you cook dinner for me and my daughter.”
He said she began crying, and that’s when he said, “I think I’m going to go and get my gun.”
He told his daughter to get on the bed and tell her to take her shoes off.
She did and he started hitting her, St. Luis said.
She said she tried to break his head in with the pillow, but he grabbed the pillow and hit her in the head with it.
She fell to the floor and she began bleeding.
“It just seemed like an act of desperation, so I went to my room and took my camera and started taking photos,” St.
Luis said in an interview with the St Louis Post-Dispatch.
The couple’s daughters came home to find their father dead in their bedroom.
Prosecutors said St.
Laurs and St- Louis had gotten into an argument in the bedroom and that she pushed her husband off of her.
St Louie said his wife started hitting him, and she got up and tried to leave the house.
St St Louis then went to his sister’s room, where he found his wife in her bed, according to prosecutors.
He called police and told officers that he had shot his wife and that his wife had “got into a verbal altercation,” prosecutors said.
Officers searched the home and found St Louis’ body in his bedroom, prosecutors said, and St Louis was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
St Louises’ daughter, who was in the room at the time of the shooting, saw St Louis and his wife arguing and called 911.
The police arrived and St Louis was pronounced dead at the scene.
Prosecutors have said St Louie was also shot in the arm.
“He was a very loving husband and father who loved his family, who loved all of us, and we all lost a father today,” St Louis’s daughter, Kayla St. Jerome, told The Associated Press in a statement after the hearing.
“His passing is a tragic loss for all of our family.”
St Louis had been the artistic director of St. Mark’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to the art of fashion, beauty and lifestyle, and was a member of the board of trustees.
He had worked in fashion photography for several years, but had not previously worked with the family foundation.
In addition to the 40-year sentence, St Louis will have to register as a sex offender for life.
He is currently on supervised release.