Judge: 911 calls can be used in murder trial
BATON ROUGE - A judge has ruled that a jury will be allowed to hear a series of 911 calls made by a young woman less than three weeks before her ex-boyfriend allegedly shot her and two other women to death.
In the recorded calls, which were played during a hearing Tuesday in state District Judge Richard Anderson's courtroom, Clarissa Cobbing reported to police that Courtney Williams threatened her, beat her and twice kidnapped her toddler.
Cobbing, Britney Lee, and Josephine Lathers, who was Lee's grandmother, were shot to death Sept. 10, 2011.
Williams is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the slayings, and prosecutors have said they intend to seek the death penalty.
A trial date has not been set.
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