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Police say Collins still not suspect in murder investigation

2 years 3 weeks 1 day ago May 04, 2015 May 4, 2015 Monday, May 04 2015 May 04, 2015 2:30 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan, Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police say former LSU football player La'el Collins met with detectives Monday morning and is still not considered a suspect in an active murder investigation.

Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. of Baton Rouge Police said Collins and his attorney met with investigators at around 10:30 a.m. and was fully cooperative in answering detectives' questions.

Attorney Jim Boren told News 2 earlier today they hope investigators heard "the whole story" regarding Collins' relationship with 29-year-old Brittney Mills, who was gunned down at her home on April 24.

After the shooting police told the media they had questions about Collins' past relationship with Mills, who was pregnant at the time she was killed. Police also said Collins would take a parternity test to see if the child, who survived the shooting but died Friday night, was his.

Police said Collins was not considered a suspect in Mills' killing, but their announcement that they had questions for him caused the former LSU football star's stock in the NFL Draft to go into free-fall. Collins' agent tried to get him placed in a supplemental draft but the NFL refused, and the representative later said Collins would refuse any contracts offered in order to go into the 2016 NFL Draft. He is now elligible for a free agent contract.

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