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  • 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 »
  • Today: Duplantier murder suspects set for grand jury hearing

    February 4, 2016 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A grand jury is expected to meet today to determine the official indictments against the two men accused of killing an elderly couple in Baton Rouge. Ernesto Alonso, 42, and Frank Garcia, 48, were arrested in connection to the kidnapping and murders of Denis and Suzanne Duplantier. The... more »
  • Prosecutor talks about heir's proposed sentence

    February 3, 2016 5:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal prosecutor says the proposed sentence for New York real estate heir Robert Durst was worked out in "very intense negotiations." Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael McMahon calls the plea agreement "a good result." Durst pleaded guilty Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to seven years and... more »
  • OJ Simpson not happy with portrayal of lawyer on TV show ads

    February 2, 2016 11:41 AM

    LAS VEGAS - A lawyer for O.J. Simpson says the imprisoned former football star isn't happy with ads and interviews about a cable TV series focusing on his 1995 murder acquittal in Los Angeles. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne in Las Vegas told The Associated Press that Simpson isn't upset about... more »
  • Fugitive heir to enter plea on gun charge in February

    January 26, 2016 4:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A fugitive New York real estate heir held in Louisiana on a weapons charge will enter a plea next month that will let him return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge. Court filings show U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt set Feb. 3 as the date... more »
  • BR case leads Supreme Court to extend parole to teen killers

    January 25, 2016 11:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has ruled that people serving life terms for murders they committed as teenagers must have a chance to seek their freedom. The justices on Monday voted 6-3 to extend a ruling from 2012 that struck down automatic life terms with no chance of parole for... more »
  • Handful of murder cases involving women remain unsolved after Lee's death

    January 21, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are numerous unsolved murders of women in the region. The death of Derrick Todd Lee Thursday reminded many people of the cases still pending. Lee is suspected of attacking and killing as many as eight women between 1998 to 2003. He was convicted in two... more »
  • Jury finds man guilty in shooting, murder of Baton Rouge college student

    January 15, 2016 10:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A jury found Trung Le guilty in the shooting death of a nursing student from Hammond and the injuring of nine others on Bourbon Street in June 2014. The verdict was read by the jury Friday night. The shooting shocked the area. Le maintained he... more »
  • Mother and son shot to death in McComb

    January 15, 2016 8:18 PM

    MCCOMB, Miss. - The McComb Police Department are investigating after a mother and son were shot and killed. Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Avenue L where they found Barbra Butler Conerly, 64, and her son Shawn Butler, 33, dead from gunshot wounds. Investigators believe the victims... more »
  • Murder frustrates people who live near crime scene Play Video

    January 15, 2016 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Already, people living in one area of the city are frustrated with violence in 2016. " This community doesn't deserve it. It's frustrating," East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore said two nights ago at the scene of the first murder within city limits this... more »
  • Extradition process begins for area murder suspect jailed in Germany

    January 12, 2016 8:26 PM

    ETHEL - Local and federal authorities have started the extradition process for a woman jailed in Germany facing charges in Louisiana. Dulce Maria Funez, 34, is wanted in connection with the death of Connie and Eddie Earl Hall. The couple was found stabbed to death in their Ethel home... more »
  • Suspect named in Coy Avenue murder

    January 10, 2016 9:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies released the name of the man wanted for murder and attempted murder after a shooting on Coy Avenue overnight in East Baton Rouge Parish. Investigators said 38-year-old Leethel White was wanted for killing 28-year-old Kourtney Thomas and shooting another woman Saturday night. Sheriff's deputies... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in 25-year-old Ascension Parish murder case

    January 8, 2016 6:06 PM

    GONZALES - A man confessed he killed a woman 25 years ago inside an Ascension Parish courthouse this afternoon. Kenneth Lavigne, who is now 50 years old, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and second degree kidnapping charges for the death of his uncle's ex-wife, Jeannie Lavigne, who was 38 years... more »
  • Man accused of beating woman with tire rim

    January 4, 2016 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a Baton Rouge man with aggravated battery after officers said he hit a woman in the face with a tire rim over the weekend. Officers arrested 36-year-old Sherman Lee Bessie Monday morning, and said he also had an outstanding warrant for attempted murder in... more »
  • New Orleans 2015 homicide rate up after dropping for 2 years

    January 1, 2016 3:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans homicide rate jumped 10 percent in 2015 after falling to a 43-year low in 2014. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble said in a news release Friday that detectives investigated 165 homicides last year. Gamble said the homicide rate in 2014 had dropped to 150, a... more »
  • Florida woman accused of killing, stuffing her child in suitcase

    December 30, 2015 1:16 PM

    CALLAWAY - A Florida Panhandle woman is accused of killing her young child and stuffing the body in a suitcase. Bay County Sheriff's spokeswoman Ruth Corley said in a news release that the woman's boyfriend went to a fire department Tuesday to report that 27-year-old Egypt Moneeck Robinson had killed... more »
  • Vicksburg father-son dead after apparent murder-suicide

    December 27, 2015 11:34 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Vicksburg man and his son are dead from an apparent murder-suicide after a family argument at their home on Christmas day. The home was destroyed by fire Christmas night. James Jarrod Wasson, 39, and 9-year-old Jim Wasson, were found in the home's driveway Friday night.... more »
  • Gonzales police seeking help to identify body

    December 26, 2015 6:40 PM

    GONZALES – Police are asking for help to identify a man’s body found Saturday in Gonzales. The Gonzales Police Department said they received a call Saturday morning about a body found on the south side of Edenborne Parkway. Police said it appears someone dumped the body at that location.... more »
  • Corporate Blvd. suspected shooter turned himself in

    December 26, 2015 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of killing another man in a parking lot earlier this week turned himself in Saturday morning. Glenn Spears, 27, is charged with first degree murder after he allegedly killed George Reusch, Jr. on December 21st. Earlier Thursday, police said 25-year-old Gabrielle Rogers... more »
  • Three dead in New Jersey murder-suicide

    December 26, 2015 12:10 PM

    EDGEWATER, N.J. - Authorities say three people have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a luxury high-rise apartment building in New Jersey. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the bodies were found Friday night at the Windsor at Mariners Tower, an apartment building on the bank of the... more »
  • Suspected shooter in parking lot murder still at large

    December 24, 2015 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man suspected of killing another man in a parking lot earlier this week as Glenn Spears of Baton Rouge. Spears was wanted as of Christmas evening. He will be charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and illegal use of weapon once he's... more »
  • Fugitive real estate heir agrees to extradition from La.

    December 22, 2015 6:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Prosecutors say fugitive real estate heir Robert Durst has agreed to be extradited from Louisiana to Los Angeles by mid-August to face a murder charge. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Tuesday that prosecutors jointly filed an agreement with Durst and his attorneys for... more »
  • Woman charged with murder in Vegas Strip crash

    December 22, 2015 5:52 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Prosecutors in Nevada have charged a woman with murder, child abuse and felony hit-and-run after authorities say she repeatedly plowed her vehicle into crowds on the Las Vegas Strip. Documents filed Tuesday list the charges against 24-year-old Lakeisha Nicole Holloway, who is due in court Wednesday. She... more »
  • Murdered man leaves behind fiancee, son before Christmas Play Video

    December 22, 2015 1:31 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Relatives of a murdered Ascension Parish man said they're in shock and doing everything they can to help care for his fiancee and baby boy after a shooting in a busy part of Baton Rouge. Police said 27-year-old George Reusch Jr. died when he was shot in... more »
  • Judge agrees to lower bond of murder suspect

    December 22, 2015 12:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jail records indicate an accused murderer's bond was lowered by more than half. Brittany Monk is in jail connected to the death or Robert Noce. Noce was found dead, stuffed into a 55-gallon drum in the kitchen of his home in Zachary. Last week, a... more »
  • Man shoots, kills estranged wife, another person and himself

    December 16, 2015 7:23 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - The double murder-suicide that left Thomas Ransom, 35, April Ransom, 38, and Joseph Cormier, 43, dead left the community reeling. Police said Thomas Ransom was having a conversation with his estranged wife, April, inside of Angie's bar. She when she walked away from him and he then shot... more »
  • Children in state's care after double murder, suicide Play Video

    December 16, 2015 2:54 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Investigators said three children are in the state's care after their parents died in a double murder and suicide overnight in Independence. Police Chief Frank Edwards said the kids are ages 15 and younger and in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services. ... more »
  • Murder method: Inside the case against couple accused of killing sex offender

    December 15, 2015 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New details first uncovered by the WBRZ Investigative Unit detail the methodology of murder used by a couple suspected of killing a sex offender earlier this year. Brittany Monk and Jace Crehan remain in jail, accused in the death of Robert Noce. Noce was found dead,... more »
  • Man accused of hiring ex-wife's killers in court

    December 15, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The case of a man accused of hiring people to kill his wife over an expensive divorce was in Baton Rouge court Tuesday morning. Hamid Ghassemi's case was in court for a change in attorneys defending him against first-degree murder charges. Ghassemi is accused of... more »
  • 16-year-old pleads not guilty in stabbing death Play Video

    December 14, 2015 3:49 PM

    GONZALES - A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another teen to death over a school dance argument pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday. Jacob Westbrook is being tried as an adult in the death of 18-year-old Todd Toups. His arraignment and motions hearing on second degree murder... more »
  • Second Duplantier murder suspect en route to Baton Rouge

    December 8, 2015 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police confirmed Tuesday that the second man accused of killing a Baton Rouge couple is on his way back to Louisiana from Florida, where he was arrested. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said 48-year-old Frank Garcia is flying in to be booked into the East Baton... more »
  • Suspect arrested in murder of man and woman in Clinton Play Video

    December 7, 2015 4:42 PM

    CLINTON - Sheriff's deputies in East Feliciana Parish say they've arrested a man in connection with the apparent murder of a Clinton couple. Eric Sanders, 31, was taken into custody as a suspect Monday afternoon. He was booked on two counts of first degree murder. Deputies believe Sanders is behind... more »
  • No bond for man accused of Duplantier murders Play Video

    December 7, 2015 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge said there will be no bond for murder charges filed against the man accused of killing a Baton Rouge couple he worked for. Ernesto Alonso, 42, was given no bond for murder charges and a $30,000 bond for kidnapping charges during his first court... more »
  • Husband charged in wife's murder

    December 5, 2015 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies booked a man into jail late Friday night hours after his wife died from a gun shot wound to the head. Louisa Garcia, 27, died at a hospital. Deputies responded to reports of her being shot around 11 a.m. Friday in the 8300 block... more »
  • Duplantier murder suspect arrives in Louisiana Play Video

    December 4, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of murdering two Baton Rouge residents and fleeing to Florida is back in Louisiana according to authorities. Baton Rouge Police confirmed 42-year-old Ernesto Alonso was extradited to the state Friday. A second suspect in the murders, 48-year-old Frank Garcia, remains in Florida. ... more »
  • Murder suspect arrested after he drove victim's truck to meeting with authorities

    December 3, 2015 7:17 PM

    GREENSBURG - A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of another man who had recently been arrested on sex charges. St. Helena Sheriff's deputies arrested Gene Allen Rawls (pictured above) Thursday. Investigators said Rawls showed up at a meeting with investigators in the dead victim's stolen... more »
  • Thanksgiving Day murder suspect says he's innocent

    December 3, 2015 4:00 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A man accused of a Thanksgiving Day murder in Plaquemine claimed his innocence as he was transferred to the Plaquemine Police Department Thursday afternoon. “I was not running because I was guilty. People are always calling my name when something happens in my neighborhood. I’m innocent though,”... more »
  • South African appeals court convicts Pistorius of murder

    December 3, 2015 4:14 AM

    JOHANNESBURG- A South African appeals court has convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court's conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting his girlfriend to death in 2013. Justice Lorimer Leach of the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered the ruling by the five-judge... more »
  • Thanksgiving Day murder suspect arrested

    December 2, 2015 10:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A man wanted for a Thanksgiving Day murder is in custody after being arrested on the other side of the river, authorities released late Wednesday. Jerome Gray was arrested in the Sherwood area of Baton Rouge and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail. Eventually, he'll... more »
  • 'Angola Three' inmate to ask US Supreme Court to block trial

    December 2, 2015 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - "Angola Three" inmate Albert Woodfox is taking his case to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court ruled he can be tried a third time in the 1972 slaying of a prison guard. One of Albert Woodfox's attorneys, George Kendall, said Tuesday he plans... more »
  • Murder victim recently appeared in court on human trafficking charge Play Video

    December 1, 2015 3:31 PM

    GREENSBURG – A murder victim had recently appeared in court related to a human trafficking charge, the WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Tuesday evening. Herbert Graves, Jr., was charged in connection with a case investigated by State Police. It involved a female juvenile from St. Helena Parish, WBRZ reporter Brett... more »
  • Police continue search for Plaquemine murder suspect Play Video

    November 30, 2015 10:44 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Police said Monday, they are getting closer to tracking down the location of an accused murderer. Jerome "Dusty" Gray has been on the run since Thursday evening. Gray is wanted in connection with the murder of Derick Askins,32. Askins was gunned down Thanksgiving evening near Canal and... more »
  • Kin of Robert Durst's missing 1st wife file $100M lawsuit

    November 30, 2015 4:23 PM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - Relatives of the missing wife of millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst have filed a $100 million lawsuit blaming him for her presumed death. Kathleen McCormack Durst vanished in 1982. The New York Times reports that her mother and three sisters sued Durst on Monday in... more »
  • 4 dead, including toddlers, in apparent murder-suicide in Jefferson parish

    November 29, 2015 3:18 PM

    MARRERO - Jefferson Parish deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide Sunday morning in Marrero that left two young children and their parents dead. The incident happened at about 11 a.m. in the 4800 block of Brandi Street. Sheriff Newell Normand said 2-year-old Liam Mata and 4-year-old Caden Mata... more »
  • Police say man in Mississippi Waffle House kills employee

    November 27, 2015 1:10 PM

    BILOXI - Police in Biloxi say they have arrested a man who shot and killed a woman at a Waffle House restaurant after she asked him not to smoke. Sgt. Donnie Dobbs says police received a call about the shooting at 1:11 a.m. Friday. He said the customer, Johnny Max... more »
  • Mississippi man accused of attacking parents over fast food

    November 26, 2015 3:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a Mississippi man is accused in Louisiana of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn't get any for him. Jefferson Parish spokesman John Fortunato says 32-year-old Ronald Pritchett faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and... more »
  • After fight over food, deputies say man stabbed parents and killed father

    November 25, 2015 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police across southeast Louisiana were warned to be on the lookout for a murder suspect from the New Orleans area. Earlier Wednesday evening, a man killed his father and nearly killed his mother. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies identified the suspect as Ronald Pritchett, 32. Pritchett... more »
  • 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 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 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 »

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