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Illinois man charged after wife falls to death in St. Louis

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UPDATE: 6/4/19 AT 6:14 P.M.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A newlywed Illinois prison guard has been charged with assault after his wife recorded a fight that ended with her being found dead at the bottom of a parking garage near the St. Louis stadium where the Cardinals play.

Thirty-year-old Bradley Jenkins, of Taylorville, Illinois, was charged Monday with third-degree domestic assault. After his wife, 27-year-old Allissa Martin, was found dead over the weekend, police found her cellphone, its camera still recording.

ORIGINAL STORY: 6/3/19 AT 8:31 P.M.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 30-year-old Illinois man is charged with assault after his new wife died after falling from the seventh floor of a parking garage near Busch Stadium.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Bradley Jenkins, of Taylorville, Illinois, was charged Monday with third-degree domestic assault, a felony, in the death of 27-year-old Allissa Martin after Saturday's Cardinals-Cubs baseball game. They both worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Police found Martin's cellphone on the seventh floor of the garage with its video camera still rolling. Detective Mark West said in a probable cause statement that the recording showed Martin and Jenkins arguing. West said after Martin dropped the phone, she could be heard on the recording screaming as she fell.

The investigation is continuing. Jenkins is being held on $100,000 cash-only bond.

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