Blues' Forward Danton to Plead Innocent
St. Louis, MO – The lawyer for Mike Danton says the St. Louis Blues forward will plead innocent to charges that he tried to hire a hit man to kill an acquaintance.
Attorney Bob Haar says the federal complaint tells a bizarre story inconsistent with the Mike Danton known by teammates and those close to him.
When the arraignment will happen is uncertain. Danton remains in federal custody, awaiting extradition. He was arrested in San Jose, California, a day after the San Jose Sharks eliminated the Blues from the playoffs.
Haar says that partly for security reasons, the U.S. Marshal's Service does not disclose when a suspect will be moved.
Danton and an alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Katie Wolfmeyer of the St. Louis suburb Florissant, were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury.