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Two men have been charged in a deadly house explosion in the North District

ST. LOUIS — On Saturday, June 18, St. Louis County prosecutors charged two men, 37-year-old Terrell Cooks and 43-year-old Seneca Mahan, both from St. Louis, Missouri, with their connection to the home Explosion that killed 4 people.

Cooks was charged with three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of child endangerment and two counts of unlawful possession of an illegal weapon.

Mahan was charged with three counts of second-degree murder, twice endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of an illegal weapon.

Cooks and Mahan are each being held on just a $350,000 case, with no 10 percent bail.

Her arrests are for her alleged involvement in the deadly house explosion.

Police say Cook was not present at 6680 Parker Road at the time of the explosion, but was identified by multiple witnesses as one of the leaders in the manufacturing process at the garage. Cook was also seen by law enforcement later that day transporting crates of chemicals used to make explosives into a vehicle. Other searches of vehicles connected him, and an apartment where he was staying turned up large quantities of finished explosive weapons and components for their manufacture.

Police say Mahan was present at the home and sustained minor injuries in the blast.

Detectives say Cooks and Mahan admitted to making ground salutes, which are explosive devices designed to emit a loud bang and a bright flash. They also admitted having the four victims under their direction to create the explosives. They made the explosive weapons to sell to third parties. Neither Cook nor Mahan are licensed to make fireworks or work with explosives.

https://fox2now.com/news/two-men-charged-in-association-to-fatal-house-explosion/ Two men have been charged in a deadly house explosion in the North District

Nate Jones

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