A Youth Minister's Downfall is Tearing First Christian Church of Florissant Apart

A Youth Minister's Downfall is Tearing First Christian Church of Florissant Apart

By Danny Wicentowski, Published Wed., May 6 2015 at 8:00 AM

 

As he waits to face his victims, the former youth minister can do nothing but stare at his manacled hands. His piercing blue eyes barely move as St. Louis County Circuit Judge Robert Cohen adjudicates some half-dozen criminal cases — heroin possession, burglary, probation violations. An hour passes before Brandon Milburn's name is called.

Milburn's case is left for last. From the back of the courtroom, nineteen pairs of eyes turn to prosecutor Michael Hayes as he begins his argument for the stiffest possible sentence.

The date is March 30, 2015: two months since Milburn pleaded guilty to  . . .

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