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  • Nearly $100K raised for Chicago beating victim

    January 7, 2017 5:08 PM

    CHICAGO - An online effort to raise money for a mentally disabled man whose beating was broadcast live on Facebook in Chicago has brought in nearly $100,000. The GoFundMe campaign called "Let's show the Chicago victim love" had a goal of $10,000. As of Saturday the account has reached over... more »
  • Family asks GoFundMe aid, says mentally ill son beat mom

    December 14, 2016 10:56 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - A northwest Louisiana woman is asking for help with her mother's medical expenses, saying her mentally ill brother "brutally attacked" their parents. Bossier City police say $1.1 million bond has been set for 37-year-old John Byrd, who was arrested on charges of attempted murder of 67-year-old Katherine... more »
  • Louisiana judge to issue mental disability ruling in October

    September 13, 2016 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state judge says he'll decide in October whether a Baton Rouge man is mentally disabled and thus ineligible for execution if convicted of first-degree murder. Twenty-five-year-old Aramis Jackson is charged in the September 2010 shooting death of a 42-year-old mother during a home invasion. Jackson also... more »
  • Lake Charles man accused of elderly abuse

    June 25, 2014 8:03 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Authorities say a 23-year-old Lake Charles man allegedly kicked a mentally disabled elderly family member multiple times in the face, head and neck, causing swelling, Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies were called to investigate at 4 a.m. Monday. Spokeswoman Kim Myers says Chad L. Parker was arrested and... more »
  • Teacher accused of raping mentally challenged teen

    February 14, 2013 2:12 PM

    SHREVEPORT- A 33 year-old teacher in Caddo Parish is under arrest for raping and sexually abusing a mentally challenged 17 year-old student. Authorities say Jeremy Pierce, who teaches at Port City Christian Academy touched the girl inappropriately many times on school grounds, texting her to call her out of... more »

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