April 30, 2006 - Posted at 12:34 p.m. CST
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A suburban St. Louis teacher and coach
is accused of breaking the neck of a teenager and trying to
Samson Shelter was charged yesterday with two counts each of
attempted first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.
Authorities in St. Clair County, Illinois, say the 26-year-old
Smithton man had a relationship with the 17-year-old victim. They
offered no details.
Authorities found the teen early yesterday in a heavily wooded
area at a Belleville, Illinois, park, where she apparently had been
lying for about 30 hours. She is hospitalized.
Shelton is an assistant baseball coach at Freeburg High School
near Belleville. He's also a driver's education teacher.