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  • Person of interest arrested after man shot at fundraiser for murdered brother

    April 23, 2017 11:24 PM

    UPDATE: Deputies say Melvin Sanders, 31, was charged with attempted second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm. City officials say Sanders was originally detained as a person of interest in the shooting Sunday night. GONZALES - One man is in critical condition after being shot at... more »
  • Cleveland man imprisoned 23 years in girlfriend's slaying is released

    April 19, 2017 5:30 PM

    CLEVELAND - A man who spent 23 years in an Ohio prison for the killing of his girlfriend has been released after a prosecutor said evidence presented at his trial wasn't valid based on today's forensic science. Fifty-nine-year-old Evin King was enveloped by joyous family members after a Cleveland judge... more »
  • Still no second chance for juvenile Baton Rouge killer Play Video

    April 19, 2017 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Family on both sides of a 2005 murder case had to sit through a second sentencing in a Baton Rouge courtroom Wednesday. Judge Richard Anderson told 28-year-old defendant Anthony Johnson "it doesn't appear the defendant has changed much" since being convicted of a murder he committed at... more »
  • Retrial denied for killer of NFL's Will Smith

    April 19, 2017 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana judge has denied a new trial for the killer of retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. State District Judge Camille Buras rejected numerous defense arguments for a new trial, including the claim of a newly found witness who said he heard more than two... more »
  • Juvenile life sentences debated at Louisiana Capitol Play Video

    April 18, 2017 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Republican Senator Dan Claitor presented his bill to eliminate life sentences for juveniles without parole Tuesday. Hearing it in his Senate Judiciary Committee, Claitor argued to grant the possibility of parole after the juvenile serves 30 years of their sentence. Claitor is attempting to bring Louisiana... more »
  • Dead body found lying in roadway in St. Mary Parish

    April 18, 2017 3:30 PM

    BALDWIN - Deputies say they found a dead body lying in a roadway in St. Mary Parish early Tuesday morning. According to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies received a report about an unresponsive man with gunshot wounds lying in the 600 block of Labau Street around 3... more »
  • Vigil held for Facebook shooting victim

    April 17, 2017 9:17 PM

    CLEVELAND - A vigil has been held in Cleveland for the victim of a deadly shooting that was videotaped and then posted on Facebook. Dozens of family, friends and community members gathered Monday evening to remember 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. They carried flowers and balloons and hugged and comforted each... more »
  • Three people targeted, slain in Colorado home

    April 16, 2017 9:48 PM

    BOULDER, Colo. - Investigators say a home in the foothills northwest of Denver where three people were found slain was specifically targeted. The office says the victims are Wallace White, 54, of Golden, Colorado; Kelly Sloat-White, 56, also of Golden; and Emory Fraker, 39, of Broomfield, Colorado. They were found... more »
  • Manhunt intensifies for Cleveland murder suspect Play Video

    April 16, 2017 6:13 PM

    CLEVELAND - Cleveland police say they are searching for a homicide suspect who shared a video of the fatal shooting of an elderly man on Facebook. Police say Steve Stephens shot 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., a retiree who was out collecting aluminum cans, Sunday and shared a video of... more »
  • STPSO investigating domestic-related homicide in Folsom

    April 15, 2017 9:49 PM

    FOLSOM - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a domestic-related homicide after a woman reportedly shot her fiance. The sheriff's office responded to a reported shooting in Folsom around 10 p.m. Friday. According to deputies, the couple was reportedly fighting when the woman fatally shot the man.... more »
  • Prosecutors won't retry man in death of his son

    April 15, 2017 8:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office says it will not retry a man in the February 2012 death of his 1-year-old son after the Louisiana Supreme Court reversed the conviction. Rodricus Crawford was sentenced to death in the death of Roderius Lott. In his original trial, his defense... more »
  • Verdict reached in Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial

    April 14, 2017 2:52 PM

    BOSTON - The jury deliberating in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez has reached a verdict. The verdict will be read Friday. Jurors have been deliberating first-degree murder charges against Hernandez for more than 40 hours over six days. The former New England Patriots tight end is accused... more »
  • Sheriff: man to be charged for 89-year-old's murder

    April 13, 2017 12:20 PM

    HAMMOND – Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish say a 26-year-old will be charged for the murder of an 89-year-old woman Sunday night . Sheriff Daniel Edwards said Timothy Rouchon will face charges of second-degree murder, obstruction of justice, theft of a vehicle and aggravated arson. Rouchon turned himself into... more »
  • IPSO: Mother turns in son for attempted murder

    April 12, 2017 2:20 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A woman has turned in her own son after authorities announced he was wanted for attempted murder Wednesday. Deputies say 17-year-old Reginald Peters Jr. reportedly shot a 31-year-old victim during a fight on South Hopkins Street Monday. Investigators believe Peters pulled out a handgun and shot... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted murder following threat, fist fight with victim

    April 9, 2017 1:46 PM

    ZACHARY - A 22-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman Friday afternoon. According to the Zachary Police Department, Jaylon O'Conner of Ethel came to the victim's residence, located in the 4600 block of Little Farms Drive, to give her a ride to work. ... more »
  • Worker killed, man charged in shooting outside poultry plant

    April 8, 2017 1:14 PM

    BAY SPRINGS, Miss. - Authorities say a Mississippi man is charged with murder in the shooting death of co-worker outside a poultry plant in Bay Springs. Media outlets report 25-year-old Eddie Bernard Davis died after he was shot multiple times Friday morning in the parking lot of the Peco Foods... more »
  • Second man arrested for November murder on Nebraska Street

    April 8, 2017 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A second person was arrested for a shooting on Nebraska Street that killed a teenager in November. 27-year-old Monte Carey was arrested for second-degree murder after he and another man allegedly planned to kill an 18-year-old. According to arrest records, officers found 18-year-old Keondrae Ricks... more »
  • Man confesses to deputies that he killed man in North Carolina

    April 6, 2017 1:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says that a man confessed to deputies that he murdered someone in 1993 in North Carolina. Allen Deaver told deputies that he killed his son-in-law, Sidney Maurice Gregory, by beating him and then setting his mobile home on fire with him... more »
  • California murder suspect released after posting $35M bail

    April 6, 2017 5:40 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A Northern California woman accused of killing the father of her two children was released from jail after posting $35 million bail. Tiffany Li rushed out of the jail Thursday at about 1:45 p.m. with a bodyguard, wearing a baseball hat and a hood pulled tight around... more »
  • Woman charged in Oklahoma intruder deaths pleads not guilty

    April 4, 2017 1:30 PM

    WAGONER, Okla. - An Oklahoma woman has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of three teenagers during an attempted home burglary. Court records show 21-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez entered the plea Tuesday in Wagoner County District Court. Rodriguez is charged in the March 27... more »
  • New Orleans man indicted on murder charge 10 days after his death

    March 31, 2017 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A defense attorney says New Orleans prosecutors secured a murder indictment against a man on the eve of his funeral, 10 days after he died in his sleep. John Fuller, who previously served as a lawyer for the late Steven "Shaq" Burns Jr., told multiple media outlets... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for Denham Springs murder

    March 29, 2017 5:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after he was charged with a 2016 murder. According to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, 25-year-old Brian Allen was charged with killing 24-year-old Derick Stewart in a shooting off of Pete's Highway south of Hwy. 190... more »
  • Police: teen arrested for November murder on Nebraska Street Play Video

    March 28, 2017 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a teen accused of being connected to a supposed plot to kill police this past summer has now been arrested in a November killing on Nebraska Street. Trashone Coats, 17, was arrested Tuesday on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 18-year-old Keondrae... more »
  • Jury decides on death penalty in Vegas murder-mutilation

    March 22, 2017 2:11 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A jury has decided that a 24-year-old man should become the youngest of 83 people on Nevada's death row for the rape, murder and mutilation of a 15-year-old high school sophomore. Javier Righetti was 19 in 2011 when he stabbed and burned Alyssa Otremba not far from... more »
  • Father: No warning before officers fired on car, killing son

    March 22, 2017 7:36 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A father whose 6-year-old boy was killed in a shooting by two Louisiana law enforcement officers says he never heard any warnings from the officers before they opened fire on his car. Christopher Few testified Tuesday that he remembers hearing the gunshots and raising his hands inside his... more »
  • Officer testifies about chase and death of 6-year-old boy

    March 21, 2017 7:58 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A Louisiana law enforcement officer has told a jury that he was not in fear for his own safety when two colleagues fired on a car, killing a 6-year-old boy in November 2015. But Jason Brouillette also testified Tuesday that he believed the boy's father, Christopher Few, was... more »
  • Five years before murder of teenager, suspect was deported

    March 15, 2017 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The suspect in the shooting death of a teenager on his birthday this week was deported five years before the deadly altercation. In March 2012, Octavio Bringas was deported to Mexico after a drug arrest. District Attorney Hillar Moore released the information Wednesday. Monday, Bringas was... more »
  • Houston carjacker shoots, kills man because vehicle has manual transmission

    March 13, 2017 3:41 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A man was fatally shot in front of his wife and 10-year-old daughter after being carjacked late Saturday night. According to a report from KTRK, the shooting happened just before midnight as 47-year-old Pedro Aguilar was sitting in his car in front of an apartment complex.... more »
  • Report: deputies investigating murder-suicide in Chalmette

    March 13, 2017 10:30 AM

    CHALMETTE – Investigators say a woman shot her husband then herself in an apparent murder-suicide in Chalmette Monday, local media reports. According to WWLTV, the shooting happened around 6 a.m. in the 8500 block of Deerfield Drive. Sheriff James Pohlmann said two children and a third person were... more »
  • New Orleans transgender community, authorities meet to discuss safety

    March 11, 2017 7:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the transgender community, the New Orleans police and local officials met during a town hall discussion on transgender violence. WWL-TV reports the Friday forum was hosted by the Trans United Fund and Transitions Louisiana. It was called after two transgender women were killed recently in... more »
  • Man gets life in murder-for-hire case in Stone County

    March 11, 2017 12:40 PM

    WIGGINS, Miss. - A Biloxi man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in a murder-for-hire case. Jody Parks pleaded guilty to capital murder Friday in the January 2015 beating and stabbing death of Stone County businessman Timothy "Timmy" Garrison. The Sun Herald reports that 23-year-old Parks has... more »
  • Police say Ohio couple staged murder with ketchup, texted photos

    March 10, 2017 11:40 AM

    SANDUSKY - Police say a couple in Ohio staged a murder scene in a bathtub in which they poured ketchup over her and he then sent pictures to friends, saying he did it. Sandusky officers showed up after getting calls Thursday night from three people police say were "hysterical." That's... more »
  • Kids at home when engaged couple shot in home invasion Play Video

    March 8, 2017 7:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say one man was killed and his fiancée was shot after a home invasion on Lorraine Street Wednesday night. Baton Rouge Police say Decoty Joseph, 28, was shot after a black male forced his way inside the home around 6:30 p.m. and demanded money and... more »
  • Hammond murder believed to be in retaliation for 2016 shooting

    March 8, 2017 12:16 PM

    HAMMOND – The Hammond Police Department is investigating a murder that occurred at the intersection of East David Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Police responded to a shots fired call around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, officers found 27-year-old Demarkius Jackson inside a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot... more »
  • BRPD: second suspect in 2014 murder case turns himself in Play Video

    March 8, 2017 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a second arrest has been made in a 2014 murder in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police say the second suspect, Devante Treymayne Courtney, was arrested on Thursday after turning himself in. Courtney was wanted for second degree murder. Leslie Ferguson, 24, was previously... more »
  • Amazon shares data with Arkansas prosecutor in murder case

    March 6, 2017 9:31 PM

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Amazon dropped its fight against a subpoena issued in an Arkansas murder case after the defendant said he wouldn't mind if the technology giant shared information that may have been gathered by an Amazon Echo smart speaker. James Andrew Bates has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder... more »
  • Community holds march against violence following fatal shooting Play Video

    March 5, 2017 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people marched the streets Sunday despite the rain and wet pavement, encouraging their neighbors to report crime when they see it. The marchers are sick and tired of all the violence in their community and hope this march sends a message. "The only... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly North 37th St shooting Play Video

    March 1, 2017 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that happened last night on North 37th street. According to Baton Rouge Police, Corsey Hollins, 31, was found around 8:30 p.m. inside a parked car suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died at the scene. Police say there... more »
  • Women formally charged with murdering N. Korean

    February 28, 2017 10:21 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, were charged with murder Wednesday after arriving in court under heavy protection. Kim Jong Nam was attacked at a busy Kuala Lumpur airport terminal on Feb.... more »
  • Face-biter said he fled demon-like figure before killings

    February 28, 2017 3:05 PM

    STUART, Fla. - A Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and chewing on the dead man's face told TV personality Phil McGraw he had been running from a demon-like figure named Daniel before the attack. In a video released Tuesday by prosecutors, 20-year-old Austin Harrouff told McGraw... more »
  • Mississippi authorities look for murder, assault suspect

    February 25, 2017 7:11 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi authorities have launched a nationwide search for a man wanted for murder and aggravated assault. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain says the suspect, 28-year-old Alex Bridges Deaton, is the boyfriend of 30-year-old Heather Robinson, who was found dead at the Vineyards Apartments. Her car,... more »
  • Arrests made in 2016 murder of Ponchatoula teen

    February 24, 2017 3:23 PM

    PONCHATOULA – Arrests have been made in connection to a 2016 Ponchatoula murder case, the Louisiana Attorney General announced. Tony Johnson, 18, Dkerian Johnson, 18, and two juveniles were arrested in connection to the August 2016 murder of 19-year-old Christopher Franklin. According to the Hammond Daily Star, Franklin... more »
  • Aramis Jackson gets life in 2010 slaying; Listen to chilling 911 call made by victim's daughter Play Video

    February 24, 2017 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A plea deal was reached in the high-profile murder of a woman and the shooting injury of her small child in their Beauregard Town home almost seven years ago. The deal means Aramis Jackson won't be put to death for killing Alexandra Engler, 42, and the... more »
  • Teen shot in hand in Plaquemine

    February 22, 2017 11:02 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A teenager has been shot in the hand and wrist in Plaquemine, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi confirms a teenage victim was shot in the hand and wrist on James Street Wednesday evening before 10 p.m. IPSO is now... more »
  • Man arrested after chasing, shooting at landlord

    February 22, 2017 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested by sheriff's deputies after he chased and attempted to shoot his would-be landlord. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred while 26-year-old Kofi Lewis was meeting with his potential landlord. According to the victim, Lewis became angry after... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for killing deputy ex-girlfriend

    February 21, 2017 8:18 PM

    GRETNA - A 49-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend, who was a deputy with a suburban New Orleans sheriff's department. James Darby was convicted Saturday of second-degree murder after a five-day trial in the death of Sgt. Tracey Marshall. The Jefferson Parish district... more »
  • Police seeking suitcase possibly containing remains of Colorado woman

    February 19, 2017 4:54 PM

    BOULDER, Colo. - Police are asking for the public's help in finding a purple suitcase that may contain remains of a 25-year-old Colorado woman after her former boyfriend was arrested in Oklahoma on a murder charge. The Boulder Daily Camera reports police in Colorado believe that partial remains found in... more »
  • Third suspect in fatal Baton Rouge shootings arrested

    February 18, 2017 8:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department announced that a third suspect connected to the fatal shooting on Maplewood Drive has turned himself in. Dominick Holliday turned himself in to Baton Rouge Police Sunday and was arrested for second Degree Murder in the Maplewood Drive homicide and... more »
  • Man initially held on $4 billion bond freed on reduced bond

    February 14, 2017 10:24 PM

    BELTON, Texas - A murder suspect who had been booked into a Central Texas jail with bond initially set at $4 billion bond has been released after he posted a reduced bond of $151,000. The Bell County Sheriff's Office says Antonio Marquis Willis of Killeen was released Monday afternoon. Bell... more »
  • Body found on Mills Ave. prompts murder investigation

    February 14, 2017 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a body found off Mills Avenue has prompted a possible murder investigation Tuesday morning. Baton Rouge Police say that 53-year-old Roosevelt Florida Jr. was found shot to death and lying on the side of the roadway in the 700 block of Mills Avenue around... more »

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