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  • Man accused in murder of B.R. couple fighting extradition from Florida

    October 26, 2015 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of strangling and robbing a couple in Baton Rouge is fighting extradition back to Louisiana. 42-year-old Ernesto Llerena Alonso is currently in jail in Florida where he taken into custody by law enforcement. He's charged in the murder of Denis and Suzanne Duplantier,... more »
  • Sheriff: Mother said she 'messed up' by beating child with belt

    October 5, 2015 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Baton Rouge woman after investigators said she beat her 10-year-old child with a belt so hard it left bruises. Deputies charged 32-year-old Kayla Nelson Friday with cruelty to juveniles. EBRSO said on Oct. 2 deputies responded with Department of Children and... more »
  • Couple accused in infant's death due in court

    July 22, 2015 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A couple accused of murder and cruelty in the death of an 11-month-old girl are due in court next month. A status hearing is scheduled for Aug. 4 in the death of Aaliyah Heard, who investigators said died from a severe blow to her head. ... more »
  • Man found guilty of beating 82-year-old stepfather

    July 13, 2015 11:20 AM

    HOUMA- A 51-year-old Houma man faces up to 15 years in prison for beating up his 82-year-old stepfather who died about five months later. The Terrebonne Parish District Attorney's Office tells The Courier a six-person jury found Simon Fontenot guilty of aggravated second-degree battery Thursday. Fontenot was arrested on Nov.... more »
  • Man guilty of brutal, racial attack; could face life in prison check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jurors found a man guilty of second degree battery in a brutal attack at a gas station two years ago. The decision by the jury means Donald Dickerson is facing the possibility of a life sentence for being a habitual offender. "He has four prior... more »
  • Victim's daughter testifies about racially motivated attack

    June 24, 2015 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The daughter of a man who was brutally beaten on Mother's Day two years ago, testified in court today telling jurors about what she saw the night her father was attacked. David Ray received severe injuries including a broken nose, eye socket and more following the attack.... more »
  • Teens could be tried as adults for roles in 2014 murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 15, 2015 7:11 PM

    GONZALES - Two teens accused of beating 15-year-old Brandon Augusta to death were in court for a 72 hour juvenile hearing Monday afternoon. 17-year-old Kahlil Howard and 16-year-old Kaglin Green appeared before a judge due to their roles in the August 2014 homicide of Augusta, whose body was found... more »
  • Ruling likely Thursday in child's beating death

    June 10, 2015 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge says she needs more time to decide the fate of a Baton Rouge man accused of murder. Randy Parker faces life behind bars for brutally beating and killing his ex-girlfriends one year old son at his home four years ago. Testimony in his bench... more »
  • Houston man accused of killing son over potty training

    June 3, 2015 1:05 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston police accused a father of beating his 3-year-old son to death over the boy's potty training accidents. Harris County jail records show 24-year-old Anthony Trakemon Powell was being held without bond Wednesday on a capital murder charge. His son died Friday at a hospital. Court... more »
  • Man arrested for domestic violence after giving false statement

    May 1, 2015 1:02 PM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a man accused of beating his wife after the couple turned up at Gonzales emergency room claiming they had been jumped by several men just after midnight Wednesday. 29-year-old Gregory Alix Jr. and his wife arrived at St. Elizabeth Hospital just after 12:30 a.m. with... more »
  • Trial pushed back in gas station beating check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 30, 2015 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The trial for a man accused of a racially charged beating at a gas station was pushed back to July after the man's lawyer said he has not seen all the evidence in the case. On Mother's Day two years ago, Donald Dickerson allegedly told another... more »
  • Sheriff backs deputy in teen's Mardi Gras beating, arrest

    March 4, 2015 2:48 PM

    HARVEY - A New Orleans area sheriff is standing by a deputy accused of using excessive force by a teenager arrested after a Feb. 13 Mardi Gras parade. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand spoke at a Wednesday news conference about the arrest of 17-year-old Brady Becker. A widely seen cellphone... more »
  • Alzheimer's patient accused in roommate's death

    February 24, 2015 8:00 PM

    LAKEWOOD, COLORADO- An 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient faces a murder charge for beating a fellow resident of an assisted living facility to death. Prosecutors say Homer Castor killed 76-year-old Gerald Propp in a room they shared and a judge ordered a mental competency evaluation for Castor. Staff members say... more »
  • 3 sentenced in beating of Angola inmate in 2010

    January 9, 2015 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An Angola penitentiary guard who admitted to beating a handcuffed prisoner following a 2010 attempted escape has been sentenced to six years in prison by a Baton Rouge federal judge. Mark David Sharp, 32, is the third former corrections officer to admit to federal charges in the... more »
  • Oakdale inmate pleads in beating of another inmate

    November 8, 2014 10:59 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. - A federal prisoner has pleaded guilty to severely beating a fellow inmate twice in one day. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Friday that 32-year-old Douglas Harris entered the plea Thursday before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to one count of assault at a federal correctional... more »
  • Police: Texas solider beat daughter to death

    September 22, 2014 12:39 PM

    EL PASO, TX - El Paso police have charged a Fort Bliss soldier with capital murder after they say he beat his 2-year-old daughter to death because she soiled her diaper. Police Det. Mike Baranyay says 20-year-old Dartarious Graham was arrested Sunday. He says the U.S. Army specialist beat his... more »
  • Father faces murder charges after child dies

    August 21, 2014 8:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police upgraded charges against a Baton Rouge father after the child he's accused of beating died Thursday morning. Investigators said Vernell Day now faces first degree murder charges after 5-year-old Jay'v'une Bergin passed away at a local hospital. Detectives said Bergin was taken to the... more »
  • Grandmother blames DCFS for grandson's beating check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2014 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A five-year-old is fighting for his life in the pediatric intensive care unit after a severe beating and his grandmother is searching for answers on why the father was given custody. The father is Vernell Day, 36, he's now under arrest, charged with attempted first degree... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted murder

    April 4, 2014 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a man on attempted murder charges, accused of stabbing and beating his wife. Police say Trolando Richardson confronted the victim at her apartment complex, pushed her down the stairs and punched her in the face. The victim told police that... more »
  • Two accused of beating woman

    April 1, 2014 12:27 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people after investigators said they beat up a woman in Ascension Parish. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Ashleigh Parker was fighting and arguing with another woman when she called over her boyfriend, 29-year-old Manly Gilley, and the two beat and kicked... more »
  • Helmet as a weapon

    November 19, 2013 7:45 PM

    PLATTE CITY, MISSOURI- A high school football player is charged with assault for ripping off another player's helmet and beating him in the head with it. The player hit suffered a concussion and the prosecutor says he still suffers symptoms a month later. Authorities say 17-year-old Colin Byrd... more »
  • Casino guard attacked by gamblers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 1, 2013 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Early Friday morning, a guard from the Belle of Baton Rouge casino was attacked by a group of six men being escorted from the property according to casino officials. A Belle of Baton Rouge spokesperson said the men were acting rowdy on the casino floor, which is... more »
  • Beating over parking spot

    October 21, 2013 7:27 PM

    CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA- Police arrested two 17-year-olds for beating a 65-year-old man in a dispute over a parking spot. The boy's names were not released because they are charged as minors. Surveillance cameras captured the violence with one teen beating the man with a tree branch and punching him. The other... more »
  • "No Sir" beating

    October 9, 2013 8:00 PM

    LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA- In a disturbing case of domestic violence, a man who beat his wife in front of their kids because she didn't address him as "sir" got 23 months in prison and a year of parole. Dan Kopp routinely beat his wife with a wooden paddle or his hand... more »
  • Jefferson deputy charged with beating jail inmate

    October 3, 2013 7:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been charged in federal court in the beating last year of an inmate. Gary Shine, a sergeant who has worked in the parish jail for nearly a decade, was charged in a bill of information this week with depriving an... more »
  • Another teen arrested in beating of veteran

    August 26, 2013 7:38 PM

    SPOKANE, WASHINGTON- Authorities say they have everyone involved under arrest in the beating death of World War II veteran Delbert Belton last week. A second 16-year-old was taken into custody without incident Monday morning after the first turned himself in. The 88-year-old Belton was beaten last Wednesday and robbed. He... more »
  • Man indicted in child beating death

    August 8, 2013 4:39 PM

    ZACHARY - A grand jury indicted a Zachary man today in the death of his girlfriend's young child. The grand jury charged Willie Stone, 23, with the second-degree murder in the April 15 death of Azaria Johnson. Stone told investigators at first that the 18-month-old child was unresponsive... more »
  • Dickerson enters plea in "wrong neighborhood" attack

    August 6, 2013 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of attacking a family at a gas station earlier this year pleaded not guilty today to the charges against him. Donald Dickerson entered the plea this morning during an arraignment over charges of second degree battery and failure to register as a sex... more »
  • Attack captures attention of documentary filmmaker check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An incident at a gas station has captured the attention of a man producing a documentary on violence in Baton Rouge. Wendell Richardson specifically will feature what some are calling a race-fueled attack of a family at a gas station near Scenic Highway and Plank Roads... more »
  • Slidell man arrested, accused of beating father

    May 7, 2013 2:43 PM

    SLIDELL - Authorities accused a Slidell man of severely beating his elderly father. Slidell Police said they arrested Bradford Dearing, 29, after he got into an argument with his father and punched him several times in the face. They said Dearing's father is in ICU awaiting surgery. ... more »
  • Man accused of beating death no stranger to the law check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 26, 2013 6:15 PM

    NEW ROADS - Friends of a 91-year-old woman found beaten to death in her home say there were problems long before the man accused of killing her, was arrested. Beulah Morris was found dead lying in a pool of her own blood Tuesday. Last night her grandson, 24-year-old Brandon... more »
  • Son joins father in prison for beating death

    March 27, 2013 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested the 24-year-old wanted in the January beating and death of another man. Deputies booked Shedrick Demond Lobrano into parish prison Monday on second-degree murder and fugitive from justice charges. Police arrested his father, 51-year-old Shedrick L. Lobrano, at their home last... more »
  • One arrested, one at large in deadly beating

    March 20, 2013 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one of two men today wanted in connection with a deadly beating. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the police Special Response Team arrested Shedrick L. Lobrano, 51, after locating him at his residence. Police had warrants for Lobrano and his son, 24-year-old Shedrick Demond... more »
  • Ex-cops' convictions over deadly beating upheld

    February 11, 2013 2:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS-A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions and sentences of two former New Orleans police officers over the deadly beating of 48 year-old Raymon Robair. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that there was sufficient evidence to support a jury's convictions... more »
  • Deputy fired after domestic assault arrest

    January 3, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office fired a veteran detective today after they arrested him in suspicion of beating his girlfriend. EBRSO Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said deputies arrested Michael Abernathy, 35, today on the charge of domestic abuse battery. Abernathy worked at the sheriff's... more »
  • Man accused of beating son to death denied bond

    December 12, 2012 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A state district judge has denied a request to set bail for a man accused of beating his young son to death in June. Judge Don Johnson refused to set bond Wednesday for 46-year-old Michael Anthony Robertson, father of eight-year-old Xzayvion Riley. The ruling marked the second time... more »
  • Tulsa man found with part of woman's ear in pocket

    October 29, 2012 12:40 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - Police arresting a Tulsa man accused in the brutal beating of a woman found piece of an ear in his pocket. The injured woman flagged down an officer early Friday outside an apartment complex. She told police that 24-year-old Joseph Sidney Hall Jr. had beaten and held... more »
  • Mom: Toddler 'didn't deserve' to have hands glued

    October 10, 2012 3:39 PM

    DALLAS - A Dallas mother who admitted to beating her toddler and gluing the child's hands to a wall says her daughter "didn't deserve that." Elizabeth Escalona took the stand Wednesday at a sentencing hearing after she pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child. Police say the... more »
  • Men face attempted murder charges after beating cop

    October 2, 2012 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested two men this week accused of beating an off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer during an argument in August. Investigators arrested Anthony and Joshua Tamburello of LaPlace in connection with the altercation Aug. 19 at the Highland Village Condominiums. Police said the officer approached a... more »
  • Two arrested in beating of off-duty cop

    October 2, 2012 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two men this week accused of beating an off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer during an argument last month. Investigators arrested Anthony and Joshua Tamburello of LaPlace in connection with the altercation Aug. 19 at the Highland Village Condominiums. Police said the officer approached... more »
  • Man accused of attacking, beating grandmother

    September 20, 2012 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man they accused of beating and pouring hot water on his 87-year-old grandmother this week. Police arrested Ernest Girtley, 35, in suspicion of cruelty to the infirm and aggravated second-degree battery. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Girtley attacked his grandmother Tuesday... more »
  • Rodney King death ruled accidental

    August 23, 2012 1:19 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Southern California police say Rodney King's death has been ruled an accidental drowning. Rialto police tell the San Bernardino Sun that the county medical examiner's report shows King had numerous drugs such as PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his system when he died in June. The... more »
  • Baton Rouge civil rights leader remembers Rodney King check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 17, 2012 7:22 PM

    CALIFORNIA- The nation is remembering the life of Rodney King. The California man was thrust into the spot light after an amateur tape was released with him being beaten by police in Los Angeles almost 21 years ago. It sparked the Los Angeles riots of 1991. Thousands were... more »
  • Pool cue beating

    May 14, 2012 7:29 PM

    A man who beat a 12-year-old with a pool cue and was identified via Facebook photos got 20-years in prison in New York. Scott miles is also a registered sex-offender. The judge who sentenced him says he turned the boy's house into a "house of terror." Police don't know why... more »
  • WBR deputies to be sentenced in jailhouse beating

    March 8, 2012 11:26 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Two former West Baton Rouge deputies are expected to plead guilty to their role in a 2007 jailhouse beating that left an inmate with a broken jaw. Authorities say Gary Frith and Philmore Bradford will plead guilty to second degree battery and malfeasance in office. Deputies... more »
  • Driver arrested in beating of bicyclist in Baton Rouge

    February 23, 2012 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 22-year-old man Wednesday accused in the beating of a bicyclist and the destruction of his bicycle on Ingleside Drive almost eight months ago. Police say the bicyclist and Theodore Wisner got into an argument in the 700 block of Ingleside after Wisner clipped... more »
  • Lafourche SO seeks help in beating investigation

    February 23, 2012 7:40 AM

    THIBODAUX - Authorities in Lafourche Parish are asking the public to help solve the case of a severe beating that happened late last month. The Lafourche Sheriff's Office says the victim apparently suffered his injuries in a fight at a Raceland bar. He was found standing on state Highway 308... more »
  • Arrest in connection with WBR beating death

    February 17, 2012 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man has been arrested in connection with the beating death of another man. Charles Ray Burton is in the West Baton Rouge Parish jail charged with manslaughter. Robert Crowe was found dead in a Plaquemine ditch on Monday after he attended a... more »
  • Man arrested in death of parents

    November 16, 2011 4:33 PM

    SLIDELL - St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's investigators blame an argument about household chores for the bloody beating deaths of a Slidell couple. Sheriff Jack Strain said Wednesday that 25-year-old John Willis was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Lewis Willis, 62, and Helen Willis,... more »
  • Police say Ohio dad beat girl over alphabet lesson

    November 11, 2011 11:22 AM

    AKRON, Ohio - Police in Ohio have accused a man of beating his 5-year-old daughter because she was having trouble with her alphabet homework. Akron police say the kindergartner was struggling to recognize the letter D on Tuesday when 39-year-old Christopher D. Curry became angry. According to police,... more »
  • Man sought in severe beating of woman in Tigerland

    July 28, 2011 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating the beating of an 18-year-old woman in the Tigerland area of Baton Rouge. Sgt. Don Stone said officers were called to reports of a woman being beaten at 4545 Earl Gros Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. When they got there, Stone said they... more »
  • Police arrest man accused of beating parents with hammer

    July 12, 2011 3:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of beating his elderly parents early Monday morning has been arrested. Jordan Ray Smith, 28, is accused of trying to beat his mother and father with a hammer then trying to burn down their home in the 12000 block of Parkciel Avenue. Smith's... more »
  • Police: son beats parents moments before their home burned

    July 11, 2011 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- A Baton Rouge couple in their 60s got knocked with a one-two punch early Monday morning. Police said their son beat them up so badly they went to the hospital. While they were there, their home on Parkciel Avenue went up in smoke, charring most everything inside.... more »
  • Ice bandits arrested after attack in Livingston Parish

    June 21, 2011 10:35 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said two men confessed to beating an elderly man and stealing ice and cash from him. Chief Deputy Jason Ard said Cody Powell, 18, and Glenn Castle, 23, were arrested after investigators located a truck witnesses said was used in the crime.... more »
  • Murder suspects confesses to cameras at WBR hearing

    June 16, 2011 1:53 PM

    PORT ALLEN - One of the two men suspected in the deadly beating of a Florida woman admitted to the killing today in West Baton Rouge Parish. News 2 cameras were there as Tyler McClain said this about his role in the murder and the beating of the victim's... more »
  • Man booked in St. Martin Parish fatal beating

    June 13, 2011 11:02 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A St. Martinville man has been arrested in the fatal beating of another man. St. Martin Parish sheriff's deputies say the fight took place Saturday morning. Deputies say 35-year-old Rule Boutte faces one count of manslaughter in the death of 59-year-old Warren Oliver, of Catahoula,... more »
  • Names released in WBR chase, murder investigation

    June 10, 2011 2:49 PM

    PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Authorities have released the names of the two men arrested this morning in West Baton Rouge after a high-speed chase, and two Florida women they are suspected of beating so severely that one died. A Port Orange Police spokesperson said Tyler McClain, 24, and Bradley... more »
  • Two men sought in Tigerland beating, sexual assault

    June 7, 2011 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for two men accused of beating a man and sexually assaulting a woman during an armed robbery in Tigerland Monday night. Corporal L'Jean McKneely tells News 2 around 11 p.m. two men forced their way into an apartment on the 1400... more »
  • Man arrested for beating, shooting, setting neighbor on fire

    June 3, 2011 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Twenty-eight-year-old Theodis Guillory is under arrest and accused of beating a 51-year-old man with a board, shooting him in the chest, pouring gasoline on him, and setting him on fire. It happened around 12:25 a.m. today in the 1500 block of North 37th Streeet. Police tell... more »
  • N.O. cop loses bid for post-trial acquittal

    May 24, 2011 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans police officer convicted of helping a fellow officer cover up a handyman's fatal beating has lost his bid for a post-trial acquittal. A Judge says it is reasonable for jurors to conclude that Officer Matthew Dean Moore took part in preparing a false incident... more »
  • Trial in prison guard's beating death begins

    May 7, 2011 11:21 AM

    COVINGTON, La.- The trial of a state prison inmate charged with killing a guard 11 years ago probably will take at least two weeks. The Advocate reports that's what attorneys told potential jurors for the trial of 50-year-old Jeffrey Cameron Clark - one of five Louisiana State Penitentiary inmates... more »
  • Jury seated for N.O. cops charged in fatal beating

    April 4, 2011 2:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A jury has been seated to hear the trial of two New Orleans police officers charged in the beating death of a 48-year-old man. Seven men, five women and two alternates were chosen Monday to hear the case against Melvin Williams and Matthew Dean Moore. ... more »
  • Reward offered for man after wife beaten, choked

    March 28, 2011 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are offering a reward for information that helps them catch a Baton Rouge man accused of choking his wife, then threatening to kill her. Major Lawrence McLeary with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said 28-year-old Meco D. Johnson is wanted in suspicion of... more »
  • Miss. authorities say teen beaten, branded

    March 4, 2011 11:46 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was beaten and branded with hot metal for bumping into a 12-year-old girl at an underage drinking party in Mississippi and four people, ranging in age from 12 to 46, have been charged in the case. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billie Sollie... more »
  • Pierre Part man gets life for mother's death

    February 10, 2011 11:58 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A 35-year-old Pierre Part man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his mother to death in 2008. The Advocate reports that state District Judge Jane Triche-Milazzo sentenced Charles Gaspard on Tuesday. An Assumption Parish jury found Gaspard guilty of second-degree murder on Aug. 6 in... more »
  • Man accused of beating his elderly father

    January 15, 2011 4:51 PM

    HAMMOND, La.- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested 32-year-old Dominick Joseph Richard, of Gretna, La., for beating his elderly father in November. Investigators say Richard beat his father because he wouldn't give him money to purchase narcotics. Richard hit his father in the head, knocking him unconscious, according to... more »

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