Man charged after bar fight victim paralyzed

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Andrew Barnett

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A 33-year-old St. Louis man faces first-degree assault charges after an early-morning bar fight in the city’s Carondolet neighborhood.

Andrew Lynn Barnett was charged Friday with felony assault and armed criminal action after the Thursday morning stabbing of 32-year-old Kristopher Schmeiderer outside the Little Bar on the city’s south side. Police say Barnett attacked the other man after an argument inside the bar late Wednesday night.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Schmeiderer, a father of three young children, is on a ventilator and is paralyzed from the neck down after he was stabbed in the neck and abdomen, causing damage to his pancreas and diaphragm. Homicide investigators initially handled the case.

Barnett remains jailed on a $1 million, cash-only bond.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

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  • rose

    If the patrons during early morning hours in a bar are people like Barnett, might want to go home to your family a little earlier.

  • Tonia

    I am happy to see stl city cops actually did their job. The same thing happened to my son’s father ? May 13, 2010, outside of shot heaven,2months after our son was born. He was stabbed from behind in his neck and it instantly left him paralyzed. He is now a quadrapalegic and the 2 guys admitted on tape and in writing what they did to Danny & yet no charges were brought up. I hope this man gets life in prison. I know exactly what this poor family will be dealing with now. It’s awful.

  • Knives never have to be reloaded

    As illustrated here knives never have to be reloaded or worry about some democrat taxing your ammunition or limiting your magazine.

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