Spanish Lake man charged with fatally beating neighbor with a lamp

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SPANISH LAKE, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has issued charges on a suspect in a Spanish Lake homicide investigation.

The suspect, Keith Hill, is charged for one count of burglary in the First Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.

Hill is being held at the St. Louis County Justice Center on a $500,000 cash bond.

The victim, identified as 63-year-old Michael Shaw, refused to give Hill money and, according to the Hill’s confession, he killed the victim, took his car, credit cards, and cash.  The victim’s vehicle was recovered in the City of St. Louis.

Detectives from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons are conducting the investigation.

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