Another arrest where murder witnesses were targeted
BATON ROUGE- For the second time in a week, city police arrested someone accused of trying to tamper with a murder case.
Kirrasha Nicholas, 25, was arrested the day after her birthday and charged with conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit witness intimidation.
According to arrest documents, obtained by WBRZ News 2, Nicholas and her boyfriend, who is in jail on two murder charges and two attempted murder charges, between April 7 and April 11 the pair discussed contacting witnesses in the case against the boyfriend.
Authorities said Nicholas attempted to make contact with two witnesses but wasn't able to reach them. They also said the boyfriend wrote her a note talking about the situation where he wrote "them people ain't gone come to court on me. If they do we gone beat them." Police said they found the note, torn into pieces and left in Nicholas' trash can.
The boyfriend told her to destroy the letter, police said.
Authorities tracked the discussion by monitoring phone calls through the parish jail.
Earlier this week, WBRZ learned details of another arrest where accused murderer Erick Scott is accused of hiring Christopher Smith, 22, to kill two witnesses.
According to records obtained by WBRZ News 2, Scott and Smith used monitored cell phones and a written message to outline what they planned to do. Officers listened to conversations where smith told his accused hit man to harm three female witnesses, the report says. Police also recovered a torn letter Scott wrote asking Smith to "get [the job] done before my court date".