A man who served 15 years for a St. Louis murder in 1985 has helped police arrest a second man in that case and linked that man to a Crawford County killing in 1984.
St. Charles police say Kurt Perkins has provided information leading to a charge against his suspected accomplice in 1985, Brian McBenge. McBenge is now charged with the St. Louis murder as well as the murder of his own grandfather a year earlier in Crawford County. Brian McBenge’s brother, Cecil, is charged with stabbing Perkins in 1990 to keep him from talking.
Perkins got out of prison last year and his information and information from another witness led to the charges against the McBenge brothers.