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  • Donaldsonville man sentenced in manslaughter case

    July 26, 2016 11:35 AM

    GONZALES - A 28-year-old man has received a 12-year prison sentence in the shooting death of a Donaldsonville man. Shawn Broom, also of Donaldsonville, pleaded guilty April 26 to manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Michael Stewart on the porch of Donaldsonville home more than a year ago. Broom... more »
  • Father and son dead after murder-suicide in Sulphur

    July 18, 2016 11:52 AM

    SULPHUR – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Sulphur. According to CPSO, deputies were dispatched on Sunday night to a home in Sulphur in regards to a Facebook post. Kenneth Bacqué, 59, posted on social media that he was going to kill himself and may... more »
  • Man, grandmother and mom face charges in Tangipahoa Parish murder

    July 12, 2016 4:13 PM

    HAMMOND - Four people have been arrested and charged with the murder of an 18-year-old in Natalbany in Tangipahoa Parish last month. 22-year-old Antoine Schaffer is charged with 1st degree murder and obstruction of justice in the shooting death of Marquise Lightfoot. Lightfoot's body was found in a yard... more »
  • Zachary teen wanted for murder turns himself in

    July 12, 2016 3:18 PM

    ZACHARY - Police in Zachary say a teenager wanted on a second degree murder charge has turned himself in to authorities. Police reported on Facebook last week that 18-year-old Antonio D. Thomas was wanted, and that the teen should be considered armed and dangerous. They asked that the public... more »
  • Man accused in beating death of wife enters not guilty plea

    July 12, 2016 11:22 AM

    GONZALES - A 38-year-old Louisiana man, who is facing a first-degree murder charge in the beating death of his wife in the backyard of the couple's home in August, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. David Johnson Sr. of Geismar entered the plea Monday before state Judge Thomas... more »
  • DA ends quest for death penalty in 1993 officer killing

    July 1, 2016 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kevan Brumfield, convicted of first-degree murder in the 1993 shooting death of Cpl. Betty Smothers and wounding of store manager Kimen Lee, will not be put to death by the state. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month shot down Moore's request for further proceedings on... more »
  • 2 Lafayette men jailed after pair found dead in burned cars

    June 26, 2016 3:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Two Lafayette men have been arrested for the murder of two people found dead Tuesday in separate burned cars. Joshua Willis, 31, was arrested Saturday on two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted sexual battery. Joseph O. Sylvester, 21, was arrested on two counts... more »
  • Suspect in Ethel double murder extradited from Germany back to La. Play Video

    June 24, 2016 5:13 PM

    ETHEL - Sources tell News 2 a woman accused in a double murder in East Feliciana Parish in 2014 is back in Louisiana after she was arrested and extradited from Germany. Dulce Maria Funez was arrested in December in Germany after State Police say law enforcement there made contact... more »
  • Attorney, police confirm suspect in teacher's murder fathered child

    June 23, 2016 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police confirmed Thursday that Robert Marks, suspected in the murder of Lyntell Washington, was the father of her unborn child. Marks is accused of shooting Washington and dumping her body at the edge of a sugarcane field in Iberville Parish. He is also accused of leaving... more »
  • Investigation continues after 2 bodies found in burning cars

    June 22, 2016 9:12 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Investigators are still looking for leads as they try to identify a pair of victims found in burning cars early Tuesday morning in Lafayette Parish. Deputies say they’re investigating each of the separate incidents as homicides, but they have yet to connect the possible murders. KATC-TV... more »
  • Accused killer's lawyers: There are inconsistencies in police reports Play Video

    June 21, 2016 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorneys for a man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend slammed the police investigation into the matter in an exclusive interview with WBRZ Tuesday. "They don't have a case," one attorney told News 2's Brett Buffington. The two New Orleans-area attorneys are working to... more »
  • Suspects rebooked on murder charges in heroin overdose death

    June 21, 2016 2:22 PM

    DESTREHAN - Deputies in St. Charles Parish rebooked a pair of suspects in connection with a drug overdose in Destrehan earlier this spring. Jamie Hymel and Roderick Hackett were first arrested for distribution of heroin and other narcotics-related offenses in connection with the death of Richard Keller, Jr. on... more »
  • Man sues for $30M after serving 13 years for murder he didn't commit

    June 20, 2016 9:11 AM

    DENVER - A man who was just 14 years old when he was sentenced to life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit is suing the City/County of Denver and local police for $30 million. Denver teacher Emily Johnson was brutally murdered and her car was stolen on... more »
  • Close friends remember mother, teacher after her death is confirmed

    June 16, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Close friends of a missing woman gathered Thursday night for a previously planned vigil after being delivered devastating news: Their friend was dead. For the past week, Lyntell Washington's friends had remained hopeful she was still alive. After learning of her death, they remembered the person... more »
  • Third suspect still at large in Hammond murder, carjacking

    June 15, 2016 3:18 PM

    HAMMOND - Police say two men have been arrested in New Orleans and a third suspect remains at large in connection with a murder and carjacking that happened in Hammond on Monday night. 34-year-old William Davis was shot during an alleged drug deal in the 200 block of South... more »
  • Arrest made in Natalbany double murder case

    June 9, 2016 2:43 PM

    NATALBANY – Investigators in Tangipahoa Parish confirm that an arrest has been made in connection with a double murder in Natalbany last week. Deputies say a 15-year-old male was arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of 31-year-old Randy Darnell Bickham and 31-year-old Charleston Mitchell. According to the Tangipahoa... more »
  • Ex-astronaut free on bond after arrest in wreck

    June 7, 2016 12:25 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A former astronaut is free on bond after being charged with murder in a wreck that killed two girls in Alabama. A spokesman for the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Andy Norris, says 59-year-old James Halsell Jr. of Huntsville is free on $150,000 bond. Norris... more »
  • 18-year-old possible victim of murder in Tangipahoa Parish

    June 3, 2016 9:39 AM

    WATCH LIVE : Press conference on new details in yesterday’s double murder and body found in Natalbany. NATALBANY - Family members identified the victim of a possible murder in Tangipahoa Parish as 18-year-old Marquise Lightfoot. Sheriff's deputies reported they found a body in the yard of a residence... more »
  • Disturbing details emerge over EFP School Board Member's murder Play Video

    May 24, 2016 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At least four different witnesses on Wenonah Street said East Feliciana Parish School Board Member Broderick Brooks was naked when the coroner picked up his body. The Coroner conducted an autopsy on his body Tuesday, and are still waiting on those results. Questions remain about what... more »
  • Third suspect arrested in Kindletree Drive shooting

    May 24, 2016 5:09 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that took place on Kindletree Drive last Wednesday. Deputies arrested 22-year-old Kaleb Rainey on charges of principal to first degree murder and principle to armed robbery. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Jesse... more »
  • Five indicted after Tunica Trace double murder Play Video

    May 21, 2016 8:40 AM

    ANGOLA - Deputies in West Feliciana Parish say five people have been arrested and formally indicted in connection with a double murder on Tunica Trace Saturday, May 21. Saturday night, deputies arrested 23-year-old Kylie Jackson, 21-year-old Raven Majoria, and 26-year-old Lindsey Dooley. Sunday morning, Lafayette Police Department arrested two... more »
  • Man charged in five murders in Baton Rouge area

    May 12, 2016 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested a suspect believed to be tied to multiple murders in the Baton Rouge area. According to BRPD, 25-year-old Jeremy Montrell Robertson has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of felon... more »
  • Defense doesn't want pictures of gruesome murder scene shown in court

    May 12, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney for a man accused of killing a sex offender who abused his girlfriend submitted motions to prevent photos of the murder scene from being shown at the trial and asking the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office to recuse itself from proceedings.... more »
  • Court records show police pursuing leads in puzzling collegiate double murder

    May 9, 2016 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arrest warrants have been filed in unrelated drug charges after marijuana was found when police searched an apartment in the investigation into the shooting deaths of two Southern University students recently. The arrest warrants were filed with the clerk of court's office for two people who... more »
  • Suspect wanted in New Iberia murder turns himself in

    May 9, 2016 2:50 PM

    NEW IBERIA - Detectives have reported that a man wanted in connection with a New Iberia murder over the weekend turned himself in to authorities Monday. The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for the arrest of 23-year-old Alex Arceneaux Jr. following the incident that happened just after... more »
  • BRPD makes arrest in 2015 double murder Play Video

    May 4, 2016 8:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Wednesday night and charged him in the deaths of two men in Baton Rouge in October 2015. Clyde Eugene Bell, 25, is charged with 2 counts of murder. BRPD says evidence analyzed at the State Crime Lab confirmed he killed Johnson Armstrong... more »
  • Lawmakers halt reworked wrongful conviction payout bill

    May 4, 2016 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A House committee halted a Shreveport lawmaker's bid to relax the legal definition under which a person wrongfully convicted of murder in Louisiana could receive state compensation. The panel struggled with the proposal to rework the definition of "factual innocence" in current compensation law. Those against... more »
  • Victim died after overnight grocery store shooting Play Video

    May 3, 2016 11:17 PM

    BAKER - Police released new information about an overnight murder in Baker Tuesday night. According to Baker Police, officers responded to a shooting near the intersection of West Azalea Avenue and Baker Boulevard around 10 p.m. Tuesday. At the scene, police say they found 20-year-old Richard Devon Phillips... more »
  • Man convicted in 1989 quadruple murder wants new trial

    May 3, 2016 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One of two men serving life prison terms in the 1989 drug-related slaying of four people inside a Zachary mobile home is asking a federal judge to reverse his second-degree murder convictions. 47-year-old Freddie King Jr. claims the performance of his court-appointed trial attorneys was constitutionally deficient... more »
  • Man accused of murder after giving victims synthetic marijuana

    May 2, 2016 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - EBR Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested a man and booked him on a murder charge after he was accused of giving synthetic marijuana to two victims who overdosed. 20-year-old OJ Bonds was booked into the parish prison on charges of second-degree murder and possession with intent... more »
  • Man booked in death of toddler in Jefferson Parish

    April 30, 2016 3:01 PM

    MARRERO - A Jefferson Parish man has been booked on a second-degree murder charge after his girlfriend's 2-year-old son died of head injuries. Sheriff Newell Normand says in a news release that 27-year-old Seth Redell told investigators he was caring for his girlfriend's toddler while she was out of town.... more »
  • Sheriff: High profile cases have drawn killers to Whiskey Bay Play Video

    April 29, 2016 11:36 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi believes high-profile murders have made Whiskey Bay a dumping ground for bodies. That's what he told News 2 Friday after a man from Texas was charged with killing his wife and leaving her body there. 28-year-old Elizabeth Ferrell's body was found... more »
  • Victim's former co-worker, roommate charged in deadly stabbing

    April 26, 2016 12:15 AM

    ZACHARY - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man and charged him with killing his former co-worker and ex-roommate. David Matthew Lyon, 37, was arrested Monday and charged with 2nd Degree Murder. Deputies used fingerprints found at the crime scene to identify him as the... more »
  • Investigators in Texas looking for clues in Whiskey Bay murder case Play Video

    April 25, 2016 11:14 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Investigators are in Humble, TX looking for more clues in connection with the murder of 28-year-old Elizabeth Ferrell who was found by a fisherman in Whiskey Bay over the weekend. As of Tuesday afternoon, investigators say that Ferrell was supposed to be at work on Friday... more »
  • Deputies investigate possible murder in Zachary

    April 25, 2016 11:09 AM

    ZACHARY - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge say they’re currently investigating a possible murder that took place over the weekend. EBRSO detectives say they responded to the scene in the 19600 block of Deer Creek around 8:45 p.m. Sunday night to perform a welfare check. The body... more »
  • Man sentenced to 40 years in 1990 Ascension Parish murder case Play Video

    April 18, 2016 1:05 PM

    GONZALES - A man who pleaded guilty to the rape, kidnapping and murder of his aunt in 1990 was sentenced to 40 years on a kidnapping charge in Ascension Parish Monday morning. Kenneth Lavigne was sentenced back in January to 21 years for the murder. Lavigne will serve 61... more »
  • Witnesses urged to come forward at ceremony for victims' families

    April 15, 2016 12:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Grieving families gathered in Baton Rouge Thursday night at a special ceremony hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Nearly everyone in attendance at the Evening of Remembrance lost loved ones to violence in 2015. More than 70 people were honored Thursday, including Brittney Mills,... more »
  • All 3 suspects arrested for March murder in Prairieville

    April 13, 2016 11:13 AM

    ASCENSION- All three suspects have been arrested involved in the Mar. 24 murder of Dwayne Stephens on Lee Stevens Road as of Wednesday. Authorities received a tip from the public that led to the location to 17-year-old Caleb Carter, one of the suspects, Tuesday night. Baton Rouge Police located Carter... more »
  • In first TV interview, murdered SU student's mom says daughter was doing God's work Play Video

    April 11, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of one of two Southern University students killed in a barrage of gunfire Sunday said she was more worried about her daughter being at home in their native Chicago than in South Louisiana where she ended up losing her life. "When I look over... more »
  • Judge orders release of 7 inmates due to lack of funds

    April 8, 2016 4:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Seven New Orleans jail inmates, including one charged with murder and another charged with rape, have been ordered released by a judge because their cases have stalled amid uncertain funding for their defense. Release of the seven is not imminent - state Judge Arthur Hunter stayed his own... more »
  • Pointe Coupee man charged with his wife's murder

    April 7, 2016 11:06 PM

    PALMETTO - A Pointe Coupee man is charged tonight with his wife's murder. Kimberley Clark was found shot in a canal in Palmetto last month. Her husband, Sam Clark was arrested a week later. KATC reports Sam Clark was arrested last year in Livonia, on domestic abuse charges. He was... more »
  • Louisiana Supreme Court upholds death sentence of convict

    April 6, 2016 2:36 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - The Louisiana Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted in the rape and murder of a 4-year-old girl. The state Supreme Court announced Monday that it upheld a 14th Judicial District Court ruling that determined that Jason M. Reeves does not suffer from... more »
  • LAPD: Knife found at O.J. Simpson's home not murder weapon

    April 1, 2016 5:59 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police detectives have concluded a knife found at the former estate of O.J. Simpson was not the murder weapon used to kill Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Police Capt. Andy Neiman said Friday that investigators ruled out the knife after... more »
  • Man shoots doctor, walks to nearby restaurant and shoots himself

    March 24, 2016 4:18 PM

    METAIRIE - A man shot and killed a doctor at his office next to East Jefferson General Hospital and then went to a nearby Wendy's restaurant and shot himself, according to reports. Gerry Cvitanovich, the Jefferson Parish Coroner, said the situation is a "murder-suicide" and that both victims were men.... more »
  • Police identify suspect in Evangeline Street murder

    March 23, 2016 12:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have identified the suspect in the murder of a man on Evangeline St. earlier this month. Michael Demond Davis, 32, is wanted on 1st degree murder charges. He's accused of shooting Tyrone Dyer, 34, in the 3800 block Evangeline near Plank Rd. The victim's... more »
  • Unsolved BR murder case could be cracked by FBI phone cracking plan Play Video

    March 22, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Revelations that the FBI may have found a way inside terrorists cell phones Monday was optimistic news to investigators who are still trying to get inside a murder victim's locked iPhone. For almost a year, authorities in Baton Rouge have been trying to figure out who... more »
  • FBI finds way to unlock terrorists' phones; Dispute brought national attention to Baton Rouge woman's murder

    March 21, 2016 9:05 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, CA - The FBI has cancelled a Tuesday hearing to discuss a dispute with Apple over their desire to unlock the Iphones of terrorists. The agency says they've found a 3rd party with the capability to unlock the phones of the two terrorists who killed 14 people in... more »
  • Jeremy Brown convicted of beating another man to death in 2013

    March 18, 2016 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury convicted Jeremy Brown of second-degree murder Friday. Police say Brown beat Shaun Hartley to death with a two-by-four at an abandoned house in 2013. Hartley was the sole witness in another murder and had told authorities he feared for his life. Police placed... more »
  • Murder trial continues for Jeremy Brown accused of beating another man to death

    March 16, 2016 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Jeremy Brown is on trial for beating another man to death. He is accused of killing Shaun Hartley in 2013. Hartley's body was found beaten to death with a two-by-four in an abandoned house. Hartley was the sole witness in a separate murder investigation. Shingo Edwards was... more »
  • Man charged in connection with deadly 2014 shooting on Citadel Drive

    March 10, 2016 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused in a deadly shooting and killing that happened on Citadel Drive in December of 2014. 21-year-old Christopher Thornton, who was already in jail for an unrelated incident prior to his arrest, now faces charges of first-degree murder and... more »
  • Judge seals interrogation recordings of couple accused of killing sex offender

    March 10, 2016 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge sealed recordings of detectives' interrogations of two high-profile murder suspects. The judge agreed with the pair's defense attorneys Thursday morning at a hearing that was scheduled after the WBRZ Investigative Unit filed a public records request asking the court to release the interviews. Following... more »
  • Pointe Coupee teen accused of first-degree murder

    March 3, 2016 3:29 PM

    LETTSWORTH – Deputies in Pointe Coupee Parish say they arrested a man in connection with a murder in Lettsworth, La. in February. Pointe Coupee Sheirff’s Office Captain Steve Juge said 19-year-old Eric Long Jr. was booked into the Pointe Coupe Detention Center for the first-degree murder of 25-year-old Terrell... more »
  • Father arrested after admitting shaking, dropping infant son

    March 1, 2016 4:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The son of a New Orleans attorney faces a second-degree murder charge after police said he admitted shaking, dropping and deserting his 2-month-old son who was found dead over the weekend. 20-year-old Justice Willard Brown faces charges in the death of his son, Justice Willard Brown... more »
  • Gag order issued in court case over 16-year-old murder suspect Play Video

    February 26, 2016 3:33 PM

    GONZALES - A lengthy hearing over a change of venue in a murder trial against a 16-year-old ended with no decision and no talking after court because of a gag order. Jacob Westbrook , 16, is accused of stabbing Todd Toups, 18, to death in October. Westbrook is being... more »
  • Unsolved homicides have grieving family reeling, demanding justice Play Video

    February 18, 2016 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There's a high probability of murderers not getting caught if they commit their crimes in Baton Rouge. That's according to homicide statistics over the past two years in the city limits. According to the website, BatonRougeCrime.com which tracks homicides across the city, over the past two years... more »
  • Deadly fight in jail over a blanket; inmate charged with murder

    February 18, 2016 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A fight between inmates at the parish jail killed one man. In new information released Thursday morning, deputies said Tyrin Colbert,17, was strangled by Kermitrius Thomas,17, Wednesday evening. Colbert was found unresponsive in his cell during a routine check and was taken to the hospital where... more »
  • 3 teenagers arrested in murder case

    February 15, 2016 11:10 AM

    HAMMMOND - Sheriff's deputies released limited information about the arrest of three teenagers Monday who are charged with murder. Two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old are charged with the shooting death of Gerrell Lee , Jr., 19. Lee was shot while riding in a car near the intersection of Rufus... more »
  • Suspect in car wash worker's shooting death turns himself in

    February 10, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say the suspect in the shooting death of a man who worked at a Scenic Highway car wash Tuesday morning has turned himself in to law enforcement. 57-year-old Gregory Netter will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of second degree... more »
  • National attention, but no new suspects in 1997 cold case murder Play Video

    February 9, 2016 11:59 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - The season finale of a Discovery Channel series about a cold case murder in southeastern Louisiana aired Tuesday night, but investigators are still looking for answers. The six-episode series called "Killing Fields" centered on the 1997 murder of Eugenie Boisfontaine. Her body was discovered in Bayou Manchac... more »
  • Prosecutors say Adnan Syed of 'Serial' podcast killed ex-girlfriend

    February 9, 2016 2:06 PM

    BALTIMORE - Maryland prosecutors are asking a Baltimore judge not to grant a new trial for the man convicted in a murder case re-examined by the popular "Serial" podcast. They argue that Adnan Syed wasn't convicted because of ineffective counsel or faulty evidence, but because "the evidence was overwhelming, and... more »
  • BPRD identifies man shot dead at Scenic Hwy car wash

    February 9, 2016 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man who was shot and killed Tuesday morning shooting near the corner of 69th Street and Scenic Highway. 57-year-old Robert Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene after his lifeless body was found in the parking lot of a car wash located... more »
  • Grand jury indicts men accused of kidnapping, 1st degree murder of BR couple Play Video

    February 4, 2016 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury has chosen to indict two men accused of kidnapping and killing a Baton Rouge couple last year. 42-year-old Ernesto Alonso and 48-year-old Frank Garcia each face two counts of second degree kidnapping and two counts of first degree murder for their reported role... more »

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