Four strippers kill man who helped them change flat tire


So much for being a nice guy.

According to Missouri police, four African-American female strippers murdered a man after he helped them change a flat tire.

The women are Brittany Curry, 28, Ponesha Taylor, 23, Johniesha Simmons, 19, and Lauteshia Dotson, 23, from Memphis and Nashville.  All four have all been charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the murder of 55 year old Ralph Cross.

The murder took place on August 1, 2017, at his home in Missouri.

Local news reports state that Cross purchased a new tire for the 4 strippers, and allowed them all to stay in his home while he worked on repairing their car.

The women reportedly stayed at his house until Cross’ body was discovered there Tuesday morning.

Acting Mississippi County Sheriff Branden Caid said Brittany Curry used a 9MM gun to kill Cross, who was found with a gunshot wound to the back.

An eyewitness told investigators he saw Cross arguing with three of the women, while the fourth woman remained in a white car parked outside his house.  As Cross walked toward his home, he heard a gunshot and then saw the three women leave Cross’ home.

The witness said he heard one of the women who was in that car say that Cross was “tripping and do not go back down there,” KFVS 12 reported.

Police said the strippers robbed Cross before killing him.

The women turned themselves in to the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 3, after friends and family who had seen their pictures from surveillance footage on the news persuaded them to tell their side of the story.

None of the women has admitted to the murder, or identified what role they played in it.

Curry, Taylor, Simmons and Dotson are all being held in separate facilities without bond.

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