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  • Coroner: 2005 post-Katrina police shooting was a homicide

    April 1, 2015 4:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' coroner has classified the death of a man shot by a police officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina as a homicide. Coroner Jeffrey Rouse made the announcement Wednesday in the case of Henry Glover, whose body was burned by one police officer after another... more »
  • Second arrest as deputies look for double murder connections

    February 27, 2015 10:06 PM

    NEW ROADS- As deputies continue to search for double-murder suspect Jamie Croom, investigators are putting pressure on some of his closest pals. Friday, WBRZ News 2 learned, his half-brother, Elie Edwards, was arrested in connection with the investigation of the shooting deaths of Sinica and Lechelle Williams. Edwards was... more »
  • Mother charged in death of toddler son wedged in car window

    February 24, 2015 4:21 PM

    ZWOLLE - The mother of a 19-month-old toddler who died after becoming wedged in a car window has been charged with negligent homicide. The Times reported on Tuesday that Deunka Lynch, 26, of Zwolle was booked into the Sabine Parish Jail on Feb. 10, according to Zwolle Police Chief Daniel... more »
  • Deputies looking into double murder connections

    February 20, 2015 10:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man for having a gun at the Sugar Shack night club the night of a double murder earlier this week . Terry Matthews was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Friday, the sheriff's... more »
  • Man stabbed, found dead in front yard

    February 19, 2015 6:26 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the slaying of a man whose body was found in his front yard in Labadieville. Deputies responded to a call Tuesday saying that the man, later identified as 20-year-old Daquan Rainey, was lying in a yard. Waguespack said Rainey had a small... more »
  • Deputies say second lounge shooter could be at large check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 18, 2015 9:06 AM

    NEW ROADS - Investigators said they're looking into the possibility a second shooter could have been involved a pair of killings overnight at a New Roads lounge. Sheriff Bud Torres said in a press conference Wednesday morning that Jamie Croom was wanted for the murders of brother and sister... more »
  • Weapon used in Donaldsonville double-homicide connected to New Orleans shootings check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2015 9:03 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released new details on Thursday morning on the investigation into a double-homicide in Donaldsonville last month. Benny Booker, 29, and Chad Nichols, 37, were found dead on Latino Drive around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26th. Crime scene investigators describes the murders... more »
  • Las Vegas-area arrest in 1988 NW Louisiana homicide

    January 26, 2015 12:52 PM

    BENTON - Sheriff Steve Prator says a 62-year-old man is being held in Nevada, awaiting extradition hearings in the 1988 murder of Claudell Staten in northwest Louisiana's Caddo Parish. He says Henry Robinson was arrested last week in the Las Vegas area. Prator says U.S. marshals took Robinson into custody... more »
  • Arrest made accidental shooting death Play Video

    January 10, 2015 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after what police said was an accident. The shooting happened in the 4900 block of Jefferson Avenue, Satuday afternoon. According to police, Demarcus Rheams, 20, and Jawan Billy, 19, was handling a gun in the back of a house when it... more »
  • Vehicle sought in BR's first murder of 2015

    January 7, 2015 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a photo Wednesday of a car sought in connection with Baton Rouge's first homicide of 2015. Baton Rouge Police said 19-year-old Naquian Robinson was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon. Investigators said the shooting happened during an attempted robbery in the 1900 block of Walnut... more »
  • Baby missing from home where mom, dad, uncle shot

    January 4, 2015 1:51 PM

    LONG BEACH, Calif. - Police say a 3-week-old girl is missing from a California home where the baby's mother, father and uncle were found shot. Long Beach police spokeswoman Marlene Arrona says officers went to the residence Saturday evening after receiving a call about the shooting. Officers found two brothers... more »
  • APSO: Son found father shot, killed at home

    January 2, 2015 6:38 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Deputies said they're investigating the murder of a Labadieville man whose son found him shot to death at home Friday afternoon. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said Gordon Jones Sr., 63, was found around 1:30 p.m. Friday at his home on 3102 Highway 1 in Labadieville. ... more »
  • Nonfatal shootings in N.O. increase by 23 percent

    January 2, 2015 9:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department set out this year to show that the city's 2013 homicide numbers, the lowest in nearly three decades, were not a fluke. As of late Wednesday afternoon, New Orleans had recorded 150 homicides in 2014, a marginal decrease from the 156 counted... more »
  • Murder charges filed against mother of dead toddler check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 31, 2014 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police filed upgraded murder charges Wednesday against a Baton Rouge mother who investigators said slammed her toddler's head against a wall and killed her. Police said Candice Smith faces first degree murder charges for the death of 2-year-old Da'Laijha Smith. She was originally arrested on second... more »
  • Sheriff to state police: investigate inmate death

    November 23, 2014 4:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish sheriff has asked state police to investigate a jail death that the coroner says was homicide. Col. Mike Edmonson, head of state police, says he will meet with Sheriff Marlin Gusman on Monday to decide what to do. Authorities have said 40-year-old Willie Lee... more »
  • Body found in burned home identified

    October 20, 2014 11:14 PM

    GREENSBURG- Authorities have released the name of a woman found dead in the burned remains of a home recently . Monday, they identified the body of the 39-year-old as Marsha Allen. It was still not clear what caused her death, which has been classified as a homicide by the... more »
  • Body found after house fire may be homicide

    October 16, 2014 5:02 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - Detectives said they're treating the death of a 39-year-old woman found after a house fire Saturday as a homicide. Details are still scarce, but authorities said they will be releasing more information soon. The house was burned almost to its foundation and firefighters found... more »
  • Homicide investigation centers around burned house

    October 15, 2014 10:58 PM

    GREENSBURG- Sheriff's deputies said they are investigating a house fire as a homicide since a 39-year-old woman's body was discovered in the charred rubble of a house. The woman's name was not released. St. Helena Parish Sheriff's deputies said they are still working to notify family members. The... more »
  • Crash victim calls driver's lawyer 'hillbilly moron' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2014 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Danny Morris didn't pull punches when speaking about the defense attorney for the man accused of hitting him and killing his best friend. "That guy is a complete hillbilly moron," said Morris, referring to the defense's attempt to put onus on the two cyclist because they were... more »
  • Docs: Tsarnaev knew brother involved in 2011 case

    October 12, 2014 12:58 PM

    BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say a prosecution witness is prepared to testify Tsarnaev knew his older brother was involved in a 2011 triple slaying. The information was revealed in a court filing by the defense late Friday. The filing seeks a number of items... more »
  • Shootings leave EBR neigbhorhoods on edge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A triple shooting just hours apart from each other have some people on edge, or finding new places to live. One happened in the 4100 block of Cannon Street and left a 24-year-old man dead. Another happened in the 6200 block of Callahan Street; that victim... more »
  • Death of abused 82-year-old now a homicide

    October 1, 2014 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Parish officials are now investigating a homicide after an 82-year-old woman was found dead inside a flea-infested home. The daughter of Bessie Looney and her granddaughter are accused of watching her die without helping her. Joleslie Looney, Bessie's daughter, and Lauren Looney, Bessie's granddaughter, currently face... more »
  • Concordia Parish authorities searching for killer

    September 26, 2014 3:09 AM

    MONTEREY - The Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office says finding the killer of a 63-year-old Monterey man is its top priority. Chief Deputy David Hedrick says John Perritt was found dead at his home about 11:30 a.m. Monday. Hedrick says Perritt had apparently been in the home for some time. Hedrick... more »
  • Sheriff: Arrest made in Livingston homicide

    August 30, 2014 5:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies say they arrested a man they believe killed a woman in Livingston Parish Saturday morning. Officials say Caleb Lejune, 27, killed Joy Messina, 47, at the house they shared on the 28000 block of S. Satsuma Road. He was arrested after deputies stopped him traveling on... more »
  • 2 found dead on I-10 in New Orleans

    August 9, 2014 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Homicide Detectives in New Orleans are investigating the fatal shooting of two men on Interstate 10. Police say the killings are believed to have occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in eastern New Orleans. Officers responding to a call about shots fired on the interstate found two men... more »
  • Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

    August 9, 2014 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - The death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide, but legal experts say bringing a case against his shooter, John Hinckley Jr., would prove difficult. District of Columbia police say an autopsy states the cause of Brady's death Monday at age 73... more »
  • Police: Overnight homicide under investigation

    July 20, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was shot to death in Baton Rouge late Saturday night and police are still looking for the gunman. Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed on the 3200 block of Mission Street which is just south of Winbourne Avenue. Baton Rouge police say Polk... more »
  • Police: Man shot, killed in middle of road check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 11, 2014 4:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after police found a man gunned down in the middle of the road. The shooting happened just after 10:00 p.m. Thursday night in the 200 block of South 17th St. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will... more »
  • Leger trial resumes following recess check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2014 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The vehicular homicide trial of David Leger will resume today after the judge called for a recess yesterday. It was recessed because attorneys needed a day to figure out an evidence dispute. Leger faces five charges of vehicle homicide for the 2011 crash. Prosecutors said... more »
  • Man killed outside home identified check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homicide investigators in Baton Rouge are trying to solve the city's most recent murder. Police responded to the 12000 block of Cate Ave. in the Bellaire area just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night. They found Major Brown, 29, shot to death with numerous bullet wounds. No... more »
  • Husband shot and killed with kids in home, wife questioned

    July 8, 2014 9:39 AM

    KENNER - Kenner police are investigating a domestic-related homicide. Police say Tuesday morning's shooting involved a husband and wife who were separated. Sgt. Brian McGregor says children in the home called 911 around 2:30 a.m. to report gunshots. McGregor says officers arrived to find a man who had been shot... more »
  • Teen latest victim of New Orleans violence

    July 7, 2014 6:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating the city's latest homicide. A city news release says police responded to a call about gunfire early Monday in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood. The victim, described as an 18-year-old male, was found in the back yard of an abandoned house. He... more »
  • Shot, burned body found in New Orleans

    July 1, 2014 3:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Construction workers in eastern New Orleans have found the body of a woman who had been shot and burned. The body was found in shrubbery alongside Michoud Boulevard about 4 p.m. Monday. Police said that workers who came across the body were excavating the land nearby. The... more »
  • Sheriff: Children may have witnessed mother's death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 17, 2014 12:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff Jason Ard said some or all of a Livingston Parish woman's three young children may have witnessed her being beaten to death by her boyfriend overnight. Deputies arrested Jerry Pinestraw Jr., 37, on suspicion of killing Nicole Ozment, 29, at their Denham Springs residence. ... more »
  • Driver arrested in Basin Bridge crash

    June 15, 2014 7:55 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police says the driver of the car in the deadly crash on the Basin Bridge is out of the hospital and in jail. Investigators say Lois Rudd, 24, flipped her SUV over the guard rail on the Basin Bridge into the swamp below. In her... more »
  • Police: Man shot to death overnight

    June 15, 2014 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a man was shot and killed late Saturday night. Baton Rouge Police say Jeffery Francois, 28, was found in a driveway on the 5300 block of Underwood Avenue, which is off of N. Foster Drive. It was about 10:30 p.m. The case is... more »
  • Police: Woman charged with homicide after overnight deadly crash

    June 14, 2014 10:54 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police say one woman will be arrested on a homicide charge once released from the hospital. This after a fatal crash that caused traffic headaches for more than four hours Friday night into Saturday morning. Lois Rudd, 24, was traveling west on I-10 just past... more »
  • 3 die in suspicious Metairie apartment fire

    June 10, 2014 11:44 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of three people in a Metairie apartment fire. Sheriff's Office spokesman John Fortunato says fire investigators found evidence of an accelerant near the area where the fire started early Tuesday morning. Fortunato says the bodies of a woman in her... more »
  • Man accused of killing, burying roommate had previous, non-violent arrests

    May 20, 2014 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a Baton Rouge man after they found he'd murdered his roommate and buried him in a garden. Investigators arrested Douglas Studeman, 54, Tuesday on suspicion of killing Chester Oakley, 77, at Oakley's residence in the Alvin Dark area. Oakley's family said Studeman... more »
  • Deputies still looking for shooter in armed robbery

    February 27, 2014 6:53 AM

    LAPLACE - According to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, one man involved in an armed robbery and murder surrendered Wednesday night, but the accused gunman is still on the run. 22-year-old Dracier Dewey (left) was arrested and charged with armed robbery, principal to first degree murder... more »
  • Police: Homicide in St. Amant

    February 1, 2014 11:22 AM

    ST. AMANT - Police say they are investigating a homicide after a body was found Friday night. Officials say they received a call from about a suspicious person on Penny Duplessis Road in St. Amant. The deputy sent to the scene noticed a vehicle in a ditch on... more »
  • One dead, one injured in EBR shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2013 7:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're continuing to investigate a deadly shooting that happened early Wednesday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. A department spokesperson said one person died and another person was injured in the shooting, which happened around 5 a.m. at 9143 Ridge Pecan Drive. ... more »
  • Homicide called to scene after bloody man found on the ground

    December 2, 2013 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Homicide investigators will take over after a man was found bleeding on the ground off Staring Lane Monday night. Police had little information as of this post, only a few minutes after they responded to a call on Cedar Lake, an area with a history of violent... more »
  • Teen pleads guilty in accidental shooting death

    November 27, 2013 6:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old man who unintentionally shot and killed his cousin in January while hanging out inside a vacant home has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide. Tyler Washington faces up to five years in prison, but his defense attorney said he is a "prime candidate" for probation... more »
  • Woman's death ruled homicide

    November 18, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A death investigation has been ruled a homicide, after a woman's body was found in a bayou off South Tiger Bend Saturday . The East Baton Rouge Parish coroner said the woman died of blunt force trauma to her head, neck and chest. She was identified through... more »
  • Early numbers show BRPD solving murders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 19, 2013 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Unofficial numbers show Baton Rouge Police have solved all but 13 of the 47 murders in the city this year. Police attribute that to multiple factors, including good police work and community outreach. "Now it's more open with the BRAVE initiative being out there, making... more »
  • Two women arrested for crushing man, intimidating witness

    September 6, 2013 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two women face charges connected to a man's death where he was run over by a vehicle and a witness was threatened to keep quiet. Deputies arrested Kevon Williams, 34, and Lelecia Williams, 35. Kevon Williams is charged with second degree murder and witness intimidation. Lelecia Williams... more »
  • Deputies classify man's crushing as homicide

    September 6, 2013 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a homicide where a man was crushed to death. Mark Heald, 46, was found dead on a street outside his house on Stanley Aubin Lane Thursday. Investigators have not released further details about the case. ********** Follow the publisher of this post... more »
  • Coroner: Man found along I-10 died from beating

    August 20, 2013 11:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man whose body was found on Saturday by the side of Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans was beaten to death. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office tells The Times-Picayune the death has now been classified as a homicide. John Gagliano, chief investigator for the coroner's office,... more »
  • Defense expert refutes road rage claims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 8, 2013 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic accident reconstruction expert paid to testify for the defense said Kelsye Hall was not at fault in a fatal crash that killed five people in March 2011. Kimberly Stagg, 19, Effie Fontenot, 29, Austin Fontenot, 3, Hunter Johnson, 7, and Keagan Fontenot, 11 all... more »
  • Prosecution wraps in road rage homicide trial

    August 7, 2013 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The prosecution finished presenting its negligent homicide case against Kelyse Hall, Wednesday evening after calling nine witnesses to testify. Hall is accused of causing a deadly crash in March 2011 that killed five people on I-10 between the Highland Rd. exit and Prairieville, La. Kimberly Stagg,... more »
  • Trial date set for accused drunk driver check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2013 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A district court judge tentatively set a trial date of Feb. 10, 2014 for the man accused of hitting two cyclists, killing one. It's been nearly a year and a half since Nathan Crowson was hit and killed riding along Perkins Road, and his brother thinks... more »
  • Man found shot to death in Baton Rouge street

    July 4, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Independence Day started with a murder investigation for Baton Rouge Police today. Investigators said a man was found shot to death on Ford Street near the intersection of Hudson around 8 a.m. today. It's the city-parish's 32nd homicide of the year. Baton Rouge Police worked... more »
  • Pats release Hernandez in homicide investigation

    June 26, 2013 9:52 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots say they've released tight end Aaron Hernandez "following his arrest in the investigation of a homicide" last week in nearby North Attleboro. The Patriots issued a statement Wednesday saying: "We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their... more »
  • Coroner: Infant had old injuries, death ruled homicide

    June 24, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An autopsy revealed the 11-month-girl who died this weekend also had several old injuries, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner. The coroner's office ruled Aaliyah Heard's death a homicide today, saying the child died from blunt force trauma to the head. The coroner... more »
  • Police charge mother in connection with child's death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 24, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a mother in connection with the death of her young daughter tonight. Lt. Don Kelly said investigators arrested Ashley Heard, 28, and charged her with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Police said 11-month old Aaliyah Heard died Saturday morning. She was taken to... more »
  • Warrant issued, cars sought in overnight murder

    June 6, 2013 2:23 PM

    GEISMAR - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help tracking down multiple suspects in a murder last night. Detectives said just after 8 p.m. Wednesday deputies found Bernard Solomon, 20, shot in the intersection of Ellem Road and Stevenson Road off Highway 73. EMS took him... more »
  • Woman found dead on Mother's Day

    May 12, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 31-year-old woman was found shot inside her home in the 2300 block of Iowa Street around 3:30 p.m. today, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. Police are currently investigating the shooting. The victim's identity has not been released at this time. Neighbors... more »
  • Brother arrested in fatal Calif. stabbing of girl

    May 12, 2013 2:38 PM

    VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. - The mother of an 8-year-old girl who was found stabbed to death in her Northern California home and of the 12-year-old boy accused of killing her says the boy is "protective of his sister." In an interview with Sacramento television station KOVR on Friday, Priscilla Rodriquez... more »
  • Judge orders suspended sentence for convicted killer

    May 3, 2013 10:40 AM

    GONZALES - A judge suspended a two-year sentence today for Stanley White, who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in 1995 after a car wreck but never served his prison sentence. The judge said the state was negligent for not imposing the sentence in a timely fashion and that two... more »
  • Tears flow as convicted killer gets 70 years check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 12, 2013 3:48 PM

    CLINTON - A man who killed seven people after a drunk driving crash in Slaughter last year won't get out of prison until he's a senior citizen. Brett Gerald, 30, was sentenced to 70 years in prison by Judge William Carmichael. At least 35 of those years must be... more »
  • Man wanted in connection with SELA student's death

    January 28, 2013 11:40 AM

    HAMMOND - One person was arrested and police are looking for another suspect in connection with the death of a Southeastern Louisiana University graduate student who was shot inside his apartment. Police say narcotics fueled the shooting that left 23-year-old Raphael Garrison dead. Lt. Vincent Giannobile said police found Garrison... more »
  • One arrested in deadly Ascension Parish wreck

    January 15, 2013 3:36 PM

    GONZALES - State Police said a distracted driver ran a stop sign and killed an Ascension Parish woman this afternoon. Troopers charged 23-year-old Travis R. Parent, Jr. of Denham Springs with negligent homicide, reckless operation and felony running of a stop sign. They said 83-year-old Audrey Wells of Gonzales... more »
  • Man booked on fourth DWI, facing vehicular homicide charge

    December 18, 2012 2:11 PM

    Baton Rouge- A Greenwell Springs man booked with a fourth DWI over the weekend also was accused in July of driving while intoxicated when his pickup crashed head-on into a car, killing the driver of the car, according to Parish Prison records. Matthew Harding, 31, was booked with fourth-offense... more »
  • Gerald pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    December 10, 2012 9:51 AM

    CLINTON - Brett Gerald pleaded guilty to seven counts of vehicular homicide Monday morning. Gerald's sentence will be determined on March 12. A pre-sentence investigation and report is being conducted. He faces a minimum of five years for each count. No reduction in charges or plea bargain... more »
  • Co-workers ID body found in trunk check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 1, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Salon workers told News 2 their boss's body was the one found in the trunk of a car today in Baton Rouge. Police said they were called after the car was found abandoned in a parking lot this morning in the 4500 block of Evangeline Street.... more »

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