Posted: Feb 5, 2010 10:32 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Feb 5, 2010 10:35 AM
A Louisiana appeals court says a convicted serial killer's only known survivor cannot get Crime Stoppers reward money for the description that helped identify him, because she did not go directly to the group.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by Dianne Alexander and her son, Herman Alexander.
They sued Lafayette Crime Stoppers and Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers in 2006, after being denied a total of $150,000 after Derrick Todd Lee's arrest in 2003 and his convictions for two murders.
The Alexanders called police immediately after Herman Alexander chased off a man he found attacking his mother in their home.
The Alexanders' attorney, Clayton Burgess, says he plans to continue pursuing the case.