Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

16-year-old pleads not guilty in stabbing death

10 months 1 week 19 hours ago December 15, 2015 Dec 15, 2015 Tuesday, December 15 2015 December 15, 2015 7:11 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

GONZALES - A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another teen to death over a school dance argument pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday.

Jacob Westbrook is being tried as an adult in the death of 18-year-old Todd Toups. His arraignment and motions hearing on second degree murder charges took place Monday in Gonzales.

Investigators said Toups agreed to give a 14-year-old classmate from St. Amant High a ride to a school dance. On the night of Oct. 10 authorities said Toups went to the girl's home to check up on her, and Toups was stabbed in a confrontation with Westbrook, who was there at the time.

Several of Toups' classmates were out of class so they could attend Monday's hearing, as was the victim's mother and father. The next hearing is scheduled for Jan. 11.

News 2's Natalia Verdina will have more on the hearing tonight starting at 5 p.m.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days