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  • 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 arrested 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 in connection with a double murder on Tunica Trace Saturday morning. 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 men, 22-year-old Paul Bourque... 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 »
  • 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 »

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