Former St. Louis Talk Host Found Guilty Of Murder
May 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM (PT)
Former WGNU-A/ST. LOUIS talk host LEONARDO DRISDEL has been found guilty of murder after a jury deliberated for only 45 minutes TODAY (5/18), reports the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH.
DRISDEL, who hosted a weekly show, "THE HUMAN TOUCH," at WGNU, was found guilty of murdering CASSANDRA KOVACK in JUNE 2005, biting her nose off, beating her, and finally suffocated with a plastic grocery bag; police said at the time that he confessed to his then-wife that he had been doing drugs with the victim when a voice ordered him to kill KOVACK, and a crack pipe with his DNA had been found at the scene.
Sentencing in the case is set for JUNE 29th, with the only penalty available being life without parole.