A high school teacher in Belleville, Ill., was arrested and charged with breaking the neck of a 17-year-old student and then leaving her to die in some woods, according to police.
Investigators said Samson Shelton, 26, who is a teacher at Columbia High School, tried to strangle Ashley Reeves and then left her to die.
Shelton was with St. Clair County detectives when they found Reeves in a park in Belleville. She survived in the woods for 30 hours before she was found.
“They worked all night, never let up, and they found her and they saved her life,” St. Clair County Sheriff Mearl Justus said. “It’s that simple.”
Police said Shelton apparently used his forearm to break Reeves’ neck.
Here is Shelton’s MySpace.
Welcome to the Rogues Gallery Sammy. Hope those wrestling skills come in handy in prison.
H/T to Steve Huff.