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  • Greenhouse released from jail after judge's ruling Play Video

    November 24, 2015 6:52 AM

    AVOYELLES - A judge ruled that an obscure law regarding bond practices in Louisiana did not keep a law enforcement officer accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in jail. Norris Greenhouse Jr. bonded out of jail Tuesday evening after the judge ruled his family could use property owned by... more »
  • BRPD: Duplantier double murder suspects have ties Play Video

    November 19, 2015 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Stolen property landed a second man in Jail in Florida with links to a double murder in Baton Rouge last month. Frank Garcia, 48, now faces murder and kidnapping chargers for the deaths of Denis and Suzanne Duplantier in their Highland Road home. Investigators say Garcia is... more »
  • November 19, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 19, 2015 8:25 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Second arrest made in Duplantier murder La. Sheriff vows to fight Syrian refugee relocation in his parish Pelicans flock to Baton Rouge lakes Back to normal for now Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Second arrest made in Duplantier murder Play Video

    November 18, 2015 10:32 PM

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Police arrested a second suspect in connection with the high-profile kidnapping and murder of a Baton Rouge couple this week. Baton Rouge Police charged 48-year-old Frank Garcia with the kidnapping and murder of Denis and Suzanne Duplantier. Police said the Florida man was arrested without incident.... more »
  • Deputies investigate murder after finding man dead outside apartment check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 13, 2015 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are investigating a murder after a man was found dead outside of an apartment complex in the Gardere area. Deputies responded to reports of shots fired on Starboard Drive near Stern Avenue. When deputies arrived, they found a man dead. A spokesperson for... more »
  • Judge holds off Monk bond reduction decision

    November 13, 2015 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge said Friday he will wait to make a decision on a requested bond reduction for Brittany Monk, the woman accused of killing the man who admitted to molesting her when she was a young girl. Judge Anthony Marabella did say Friday he's not inclined... more »
  • State law keeps officer accused of murder from bonding out of jail

    November 12, 2015 10:13 AM

    MARKSVILLE- The law enforcement officer accused of murdering a 6-year-old is likely to stay in jail Thursday due to problems with his bond paperwork, according to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff. On Wednesday the WBRZ Investigative Unit learned paperwork was ready for Norris Greenhouse to be released, after his family... more »
  • Second arrest made in N. 31st St. murder

    November 11, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities said they arrested a second man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man on North 31st Street late last month. 28-year-old Marcus Gillard was wanted for second degree murder. Baton Rouge Police detectives linked Gillard and two other suspects, 19-year-old Dyshun Winns and 23-year-old... more »
  • Judge asked to reject new trial request in attorney's death

    November 11, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge prosecutors are asking a state judge to deny Greg Harris' request for a new trial in the brutal 2009 stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge law office. Harris, who is serving a 40-year prison term for manslaughter, claims in... more »
  • BRPD: Man found murdered inside home

    November 9, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating a homicide in Baton Rouge after the victim was found inside his home Monday morning. Baton Rouge Police said 42-year-old Jeffrey Fleming was found shot to death inside his residence at 5976 Victory Drive around 10 a.m. Police did not have... more »
  • Accused shooter arrested in pizza driver attack

    November 5, 2015 2:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the 17-year-old suspected of shooting a pizza delivery driver in Baton Rouge early last month. Baton Rouge Police accused Mark Shorter of armed robbery and attempted first-degree murder after his arrest Wednesday. Detectives said Shorter and three other people, 17-year-old Kendell Allen, 17-year-old... more »
  • Gov. Jindal signs paperwork to move along extradition for double murder suspect

    October 29, 2015 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has signed a warrant for the extradition of a man accused of robbing and then beating a Baton Rouge couple to death. Gov. Jindal signed and sent a requisition for rendition to Florida Governor Rick Scott Thursday afternoon, requesting the return of 42-year-old... more »
  • Homicide spike draws alarm from Obama administration

    October 27, 2015 8:20 AM

    WASHINGTON- Rising homicide totals in many large American cities have raised alarms within the Obama administration. Federal officials have been drawing attention to the problem, with the Justice Department convening a summit for police chiefs. On Tuesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Barack Obama are expected to discuss criminal... more »
  • 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 »
  • Man tells police he killed friend for turning into a zombie

    October 26, 2015 11:21 AM

    GRANTS, N.M. - A New Mexico man who had been watching TV's "The Walking Dead" told authorities he fatally beat his friend before he could become a zombie. Grants police spokesman Moses Marquez said Sunday that 23-year-old Christopher Paquin was beaten and that 23-year-old Damon Perry is being held on... more »
  • 12-year-old accused of shooting, killing man

    October 24, 2015 5:25 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Police arrested a 12-year-old after they say the juvenile shot and killed someone with an air pellet gun. The shooting happened Friday night in Alexandria.The victim, 29-year-old Courtney Honore, 29, was shot once and died at the hospital. Details surrounding the shooting, as well as the accused shooter's... more »
  • Authorities search field connected to Duplantier murders Play Video

    October 22, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies confirmed that information of a possible buried body at a Duplantier property sparked an hour-long search in Baton Rouge Thursday. Just before 6 p.m., Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said confirmed that someone told authorities that 42-year-old Ernesto Llerena Alonso had killed another person and... more »
  • Accused Duplantier killer has first appearance before judge Play Video

    October 22, 2015 12:54 PM

    FT. LAUDERDALE - The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a Baton Rouge couple had his initial court appearance in Florida early Thursday morning as he awaits extradition proceedings. A judge said 42-year-old Ernesto Llerena Alonso of Baton Rouge would be held with no bond pending extradition back to... more »
  • Sheriff: Honorable teen stabbed with steak knife in rebellious attack check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 13, 2015 3:54 PM

    GONZALES - The sheriff in Ascension Parish said a teenager stabbed to death Saturday was attacked with a steak knife. "This is pretty damn horrible," Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said in a news conference Tuesday where he released additional details about the death of Todd Toups. Toups, 18,... more »
  • Justices hear arguments over life sentences for teenagers

    October 13, 2015 12:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has heard arguments about whether hundreds of inmates imprisoned for life for murders they committed as teenagers should have a chance to seek their freedom. The justices on Tuesday used the case of Henry Montgomery to consider extending to older cases a three-year-old ruling that... more »
  • Slain student remembered by former teacher

    October 11, 2015 8:40 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish community is mourning the loss of 18 year old Todd Toups, Jr. The teenager was killed in a stabbing incident that took place Saturday afternoon at Cobb's Trailer Park. A 16 year old male is facing a 2nd degree murder charge for Toups' death. Morgan... more »
  • Woman charged after shooting two people picking apples

    October 10, 2015 12:10 PM

    CHARLEVOIX, Mich. - A 30-year-old woman has been charged after two people were shot at while picking apples in northern Michigan. Thirty-year-old Shawn Beeler was arraigned Sept. 29 in Charlevoix District Court on felonious assault and gun charges. State Natural Resources Capt. Wade Hamilton says 37-year-old Donald Smith and... more »
  • Hernandez lawyers to argue for dismissal of murder charges

    October 6, 2015 9:59 AM

    BOSTON- Lawyers for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge to dismiss murder charges against Hernandez in a 2012 double slaying. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court on a motion from Hernandez's lawyers to drop the charges. Prosecutors say Hernandez killed Daniel... more »
  • BRPD arrest suspect in N. 23rd street shooting

    October 2, 2015 8:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police say they've arrested the man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge. Michael Collins, 39, was booked early Friday morning for second degree murder, illegal use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon, according the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's... more »
  • 2 dead in shooting at Monroe bail bond office

    September 30, 2015 11:24 AM

    MONROE - Police say a Monroe bail bondsman and his employee were shot and killed in their office. Detective Reggie Brown says the bodies of Ivan Webb and Catrina Wallace were found Tuesday morning in the main room of Coach's Bail Bonds. Brown told The Associated Press on Wednesday that... more »
  • Family of Ali Landry's husband kidnapped, killed

    September 23, 2015 2:16 PM

    TAMPICO, Mexico – The father-in-law and brother-in-law of Louisiana native Ali Landry were murdered by suspected Mexican cartel, media outlets reported this week. The men were kidnapped when they left their home in Tampico, south of Mexico City, in early September. Fifteen days later, their bodies were found in... more »
  • Husband pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    September 23, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of hiring three hitmen to kill his wife was in court on Wednesday. Hamid Ghassemi, the owner of a car lot on Airline Highway, pleaded not guilty to first degree murder. Authorities believe Ghassemi paid three men $10,000 to kidnap his ex-wife, burn her car,... more »
  • Man accused of murdering nephew in St. Francisville Play Video

    September 22, 2015 6:17 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A man is locked up tonight, accused of murdering his nephew Monday. The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said a family dispute led to the shooting. It happened on Coates Road, which is off of Highway 61 Monday morning. Anthony Nixon is accused of unloading a... more »
  • Sheriff: Sex offender killed by relative

    September 22, 2015 11:47 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The sheriff of West Feliciana Parish said a relative of a registered sex offender shot and killed the man this week. Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said 30-year-old Anthony Nixon is accused of second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Brandon Nixon. Daniel said Anthony Nixon... more »
  • Man gets 45 years after murdering Good Samaritan

    September 19, 2015 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans state judge has sentenced a man convicted of killing a good Samaritan who tried to stop a carjacking to 45 years in prison. On Friday, Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Darryl Derbigny chose to spare 21-year-old Kendall Harrison a guaranteed life prison sentence... more »
  • Murdered woman's son, BR resident jailed in Iran

    September 18, 2015 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A day after an Iranian man was indicted for arranging the murder of his ex-wife, sources confirmed his son, who lives here as an American citizen and is not implicated in the crime, is jailed in Iran. Friends of Hamed Ghassemi, the son, said he left... more »
  • EBRSO makes arrest in Bayou Fountain murder

    September 18, 2015 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies accused a Baton Rouge man of being an accomplice to the man who shot and killed someone on Bayou Fountain this past summer. Deputies arrested 19-year-old Cesar Guerrero with being principal to first degree murder in the July 23 shooting. EBRSO said on... more »
  • Woman accepts plea deal in death of 1 man, wounding another

    September 17, 2015 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A 33-year-old Baton Rouge woman accused in 2012 of stealing a bicycle from a man she shot, riding several blocks and fatally shooting another man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and attempted murder charges. In return, Tameka Johnson received a 28-year prison term. Johnson faced an automatic sentence... more »
  • Sister says murder of her three brothers was "premeditated," shooter's family denies claim Play Video

    September 14, 2015 4:54 PM

    BAKER - The sister of three men who deputies said were killed by 60-year-old Rodney Chemin this weekend in Baker said she met the man before, and that she's still reeling from the tragedy and what she needs to do next. Patricia Allen said she's still processing the loss... more »
  • Three brothers killed in murder-suicide Play Video

    September 13, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Authorities say four men were killed in a murder-suicide early Sunday morning. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives were dispatched to a call of four men dead in the 12000 block of Talmadge Crumholt Rd around 12:30 am. The detectives found the... more »
  • Accused killer gives birth pending trial

    September 12, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Brittany Monk, a woman accused of murdering the man who admitted to molesting her when she was a young girl, gave birth to her only child last Tuesday according to her fiance's father. Monk, 18, and her fiancé Jace Crehan, 21, are accused of killing Robert... more »
  • Two people indicted on murder charges after lying about child's death

    September 12, 2015 2:13 PM

    MONROE, La. - A man and woman have been indicted on second degree murder charges after authorities say they lied about a child's death. Ouachita Parish grand jurors indicted Russell Flowers and Clarissa Kristen Hector on Thursday. Police say that Brooklyn Scout Brister died of heat exposure July 3 after.... more »
  • Minnesota family dies in murder-suicide

    September 12, 2015 11:22 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say five family members found dead in their suburban Minneapolis home this week died in what they refer to as a murder-suicide. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office issued statements Saturday saying that 45-year-old Brian Short died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his head. It says... more »
  • Both sides rest in Dunnagan murder trial Play Video

    September 10, 2015 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Defense attorneys rested immediately after prosecutors ended their case against Ronald Dunnagan in Baton Rouge, who is accused of killing Gary Kergan in 1984. This morning jurors heard from Leila Mulla, who prosecutors said confessed to her role in Kergan's murder and got a 30-year prison... more »
  • Victim's brother says cold case murder is "cut and dry" case Play Video

    September 9, 2015 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys made their opening statements Wednesday in the Baton Rouge murder trial of Ronald Dunnagan, who is accused of killing Gary Kergan in 1984. Defense attorneys put pressure on the prosecution's star witness, Leila Mulla, saying there's no physical evidence linking Dunnagan to the crime. Dunnagan... more »
  • Trial begins in cold case murder Play Video

    September 8, 2015 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused in a cold case murder that's more than 30 years old will learn his fate this week. At least 48 jurors showed up in the 19th Judicial District Court today as jury selection began in a high profile murder trial. Ronald Dunnagan is... more »
  • Cincinnati campus cop's murder trial delayed; no new date

    September 8, 2015 12:50 PM

    CINCINNATI - The murder trial of a University of Cincinnati policeman who fatally shot a driver he stopped over a missing front license plate has been delayed. Ray Tensing's trial on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the July 19 shooting of Samuel DuBose had been scheduled for Nov. 16.... more »
  • Baton Rouge police take new look at LSU student's 1985 death

    September 8, 2015 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police in Baton Rouge are taking a new look at the 1985 slaying of an LSU doctoral candidate, hoping advances in DNA testing will shed new light on the case. Twenty-seven-year-old Melissa Montz had been missing for 51 days when her remains were found in November 1985 in... more »
  • 'Significant' evidence found in Illinois police murder

    September 5, 2015 12:19 PM

    FOX LAKE, Ill. - Authorities investigating the slaying of a northern Illinois police officer say they've recovered a new piece of "significant" evidence from the crime scene. Lake County Sheriff's Office detective Christopher Covelli says evidence technicians returning to the scene of Tuesday's shooting in the village of Fox Lake... more »
  • Denham Springs man convicted in death of girlfriend

    September 4, 2015 8:37 AM

    LIVINGSTON- A Livingston Parish jury has convicted a 38-year-old man of second-degree murder in the 2014 beating death of his girlfriend at their home south of Denham Springs. The conviction carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole. Jerry Pinestraw was found guilty Thursday in the death... more »
  • Woman pleads not guilty in killing of sex offender

    September 2, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman accused of killing a Zachary man who court records showed molested her when she was a child has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges. On Tuesday, a grand jury handed up second-degree murder indictments for Brittany Monk and her fiancé, Jace Crehan, who... more »
  • Prosecutors say judge went too far in 'Angola Three' case

    September 2, 2015 10:57 AM

    LOUISIANA- Louisiana prosecutors say a judge went too far when he barred the state from trying longtime state inmate Albert Woodfox for the 43-year-old murder of a prison guard and ordering the inmate's immediate release. The lawyers made the argument Wednesday as they presented their case to a federal appeals... more »
  • Officials: 2 murder-suicides take place in Louisiana

    August 31, 2015 5:34 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Authorities say two apparent murder-suicides in different towns in Louisiana took place on Sunday. In Opelousas, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says deputies found two brothers killed in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night. Guidroz says it appears Joshua Miller, 27, of New Roads accidently shot and... more »
  • Louisiana Supreme Court to use two Mississippi cases to aid murder trial

    August 30, 2015 4:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court says prosecutors may use evidence about the disappearances of two Mississippi women when Felix Vail is tried in his first wife's death. Vail's case was among nearly 90 rejected Friday without comment. Justice Jefferson Hughes III voted to hear the case. Vail is... more »
  • Teenager faces murder charges after pushing boy in pond

    August 29, 2015 6:59 PM

    LUFKIN, Texas - Officials say an East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend's 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home. Seventeen-year-old Bobby Woods faces a charge of capital murder of a person... more »
  • Suspect accused of killing Houston deputy to be charged with capitol murder

    August 29, 2015 5:54 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Texas are charging a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the man as Shannon J.... more »
  • Man accused of dealing heroin which caused overdose death

    August 28, 2015 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's detectives accused a Baton Rouge man of murder for dealing heroin which caused someone to die from an overdose earlier this year. Deputies charged 24-year-old Brandon Jamal Parker with second degree murder and possession with intent to distribute heroin for the March 7 death of... more »
  • After murderous rampage, Sunset honors fallen police officer Play Video

    August 27, 2015 7:32 PM

    SUNSET - The small town of Sunset, located in St. Landry Parish, is trying to make sense of a murderous rampage that left a woman and a police officer dead, a store destroyed and others injured. Harrison Riley Jr. is accused of stabbing a woman to death, wounding two others... more »
  • WATCH: Officers caught in the crossfire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2015 12:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff is worried the next generation of law enforcement officers might be rethinking their careers after watching so many officers die in the line of duty. "There's just no care about what happens to the man standing next to you,"... more »
  • Deputies announce arrest in weekend murder

    August 25, 2015 9:21 PM

    GREENSBURG - Sheriff's deputies announced the arrest of a man connected to a murder Sunday. Tuesday night, the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said it arrested Ryan O'Neal Bradford in the death of Corey Muse. Bradford is charged with first-degree murder. Deputies said the arrest happened without incident but... more »
  • Accused killer had hit list

    August 25, 2015 8:54 PM

    BARRE, VERMONT- A woman accused of killing a social worker and three relatives is said to have had a "hit list" before she shot them. Prosecutors say Jody Herring was upset about losing custody of her nine-year-old daughter. She pleaded not guilty to shooting her two cousins, an aunt... more »
  • Mother guilty in baby's murder

    August 20, 2015 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother was convicted of murder by a jury Thursday night. Ashley Heard, 30, was on trial following the June 2013 death of her 11-month-old daughter, Aaliyah Heard. The jury unanimously found Heard guilty of second degree cruelty to a juvenile and second degree murder.... more »
  • Boy, 8, testifies in mother's murder trial after infant dies

    August 20, 2015 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An 8-year-old Baton Rouge boy has testified in his mother's murder trial in connection to the death of the woman's 11-month daughter. The boy testified Wednesday that he misses his mother but fears her boyfriend - the girl's father - because he says the man would beat... more »
  • Trial underway for mother accused in murder of 11-month-old daughter Play Video

    August 17, 2015 12:49 PM

    >BATON ROUGE - A mother accused of the murder of her 11-month-old daughter is scheduled to appear in court Monday. 29-year-old Ashley Heard faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile for her perceived role in the death of her infant, Aaliyah, back in 2013. ... more »
  • Prominent BR Attorney says DNA evidence exonerates him in wife's murder Play Video

    August 13, 2015 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A prominent Baton Rouge attorney says DNA evidence processed by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab rules him out as a suspect in his wife's murder 30 years ago. Denise Porter was killed inside her apartment in 1985. Investigators said she was stabbed to death. Over... more »
  • Father of murdered infant to be charged

    August 11, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they will charge the father of a Baton Rouge infant who died this weekend with her murder. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said charges against 28-year-old John William Hope will be upgraded from second degree cruelty to a juvenile to first degree murder for... more »
  • Man accused of beating wife to death with bat Play Video

    August 10, 2015 5:31 PM

    GEISMAR - Investigators said an Ascension Parish man beat his estranged wife to death with a baseball bat and broke her 18-year-old son's arm this weekend. Sheriff Jeff Wiley said 38-year-old David Johnson of Geismar faces first degree murder charges for the death of 45-year-old Monica Johnson as well... more »
  • Judge formally sentences CarQuest killer to death

    August 10, 2015 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge formally sentenced Lee Turner Jr. to death Monday for killing two men at an auto parts stor in 2011. Judge Richard Anderson confirmed the jury's earlier sentencing after Turner's conviction in May of death by lethal injection. Turner was found guilty of killing... more »
  • Overall crime down, murder up by 30 percent in New Orleans

    August 7, 2015 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New police department figures show that overall crime dropped more than 8 percent in New Orleans in the first half of the year when compared to the same period in 2014 - but, the numbers of murders and rapes were up sharply. Figures released Friday show... more »
  • Arrest made in Donaldsonville double murder

    August 7, 2015 12:54 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said after months of investigating, detectives charged a New Orleans man in connection with a double murder this past January in Donaldsonville. Detectives arrested 26-year-old Quinton Jackson Wednesday with the help of New Orleans and federal authorities. The sheriff's office charged Jackson... more »
  • Real estate heir Durst's weapons trial postponed to January

    August 5, 2015 7:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has postponed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial until next year. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan rescheduled the trial Wednesday from Sept. 21 to Jan. 11. Defense attorneys asked in July for a later date, saying they'll need more time to prepare... more »
  • Judge: Durst doesn't get handwriting comparisons

    August 3, 2015 7:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans says prosecutors don't have to give real estate heir Robert Durst a series of six handwriting comparisons involved in the California murder case against him. Durst's lawyers say they need the analyses to fight his arrest, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan... more »
  • Memphis police arrest person of interest following officer murder

    August 2, 2015 2:07 PM

    MEMPHIS - Memphis police say that a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but no charges have been filed. She says the... more »
  • Christmas Eve murder suspect trial set

    August 1, 2015 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gary Francois, accused of gunning down another man in a suburban New Orleans shopping mall on Christmas Eve, will go to trial Nov. 3. State District Judge Lee Faulkner of Gretna set the date Friday for Francois after denying a defense motion to prevent the jury from... more »
  • Coroner says gunman took own life in standoff Play Video

    July 30, 2015 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The coroner's office says an accused killer shot himself in the head during a Wednesday night shootout with police and U.S. Marshals deputies in Baton Rouge. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office confirmed Thursday that 37-year-old Lawrence Blackburn, of Morgan City, was dead at the... more »
  • Brothers accused of killing 5 family members in Okla.

    July 23, 2015 5:11 PM

    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Authorities said the stabbing deaths of five members of a Tulsa-area family by two other family members "is the worst single criminal event in Broken Arrow history." Broken Arrow police said 52-year-old David and 44-year-old April Bever were among those killed, along with one of... more »
  • Ex-agent may testify about FBI search of Durst's room

    July 23, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says lawyers for real estate heir Robert Durst may call a former FBI agent as an expert witness to testify about whether agents made an illegal search of a New Orleans hotel room before arresting Durst on a weapons charge. U.S. District Judge Helen... more »
  • Penalty phase for Colorado theater shooter begins Wednesday

    July 22, 2015 8:03 AM

    CENTENNIAL, CO.- The penalty phase begins today in the trial of Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes, who was convicted earlier this month of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others. Jurors quickly rejected Holmes' claim that he was legally insane when he opened fire in Aurora, Colorado in July... more »
  • Girlfriend emotional, left with questions after boyfriend's slaying Play Video

    July 21, 2015 10:43 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The girlfriend of a man gunned down over the weekend was emotional as she tried to talk about the confusion she has over her boyfriend's slaying. "My whole life is gone because all I knew was him," Stephanie Felder said. Her boyfriend, Brandon Jones, was... more »
  • Baton Rouge chef murdered near Catholic Life Center Play Video

    July 21, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A chef who graduated from the Louisiana Culinary Institute a year ago was shot multiple times overnight near Hundred Oaks and South Acadian Thruway. The man died inside a car after it crashed into a retaining wall at the Catholic Life Center. Investigators identified the chef... more »
  • Murder-suicide leaves three dead

    July 12, 2015 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking into a shooting that left three people dead and one seriously injured. Police say the shooting took place on the 1000 block of Donmoor Ave. around 1:20 Sunday morning. Marquiles Whaley, 20, fatally shot Shawyn Lollis, 38,... more »
  • Jury convicts Baton Rouge man in 2011 drug deal shooting

    July 11, 2015 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A Baton Rouge man has been convicted of murder and attempted murder in a 2011 drug-related shooting in the Spanish Town area. An East Baton Rouge Parish jury on Friday convicted 29-year-old Cardale Green of second-degree murder in the killing of 28-year-old Derrick Casey and attempted... more »
  • Murdered man, murder suspect had disturbing past Play Video

    July 10, 2015 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Court documents revealed more about the history of a child molester and his accused killer, Brittany Monk. The information was found in court documents connected to the sex crimes and were obtained Friday. Monk was arrested Wednesday with her fiance in the death of Robert Noce... more »

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