March 1, 2015 9:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - People who knew Eddie Simon Jr., 24, are in shock after hearing of his murder.
The shooting happened close to 2:00 am Sunday morning, in the 2800 block of 73rd street.
Police said officers originally responded to the location for a traffic crash, but discovered... more »
February 27, 2015 10:06 PM
NEW ROADS- As deputies continue to search for double-murder suspect Jamie Croom, investigators are putting pressure on some of his closest pals.
Friday, WBRZ News 2 learned, his half-brother, Elie Edwards, was arrested in connection with the investigation of the shooting deaths of Sinica and Lechelle Williams. Edwards was... more »
February 24, 2015 9:30 PM
STEPHENVILLE, Texas - A jury found an ex-Marine guilty of killing 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle and another man late Tuesday.
Eddie Ray Routh heard he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Routh shot Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a gun range in February 2013.
... more »
February 24, 2015 4:21 PM
ZWOLLE - The mother of a 19-month-old toddler who died after becoming wedged in a car window has been charged with negligent homicide. The Times reported on Tuesday that Deunka Lynch, 26, of Zwolle was booked into the Sabine Parish Jail on Feb. 10, according to Zwolle Police Chief Daniel... more »
February 23, 2015 2:11 AM
STEPHENVILLE, TX - Prosecutors are scheduled to continue their rebuttal against the defense of the ex-Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh is expected to resume Monday in Stephenville, though sleet and cold temperatures in North Texas could... more »
February 23, 2015 2:09 AM
FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez resumes after a tense exchange last week between the judge and a prosecutor. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told prosecutor William McCauley he could not ask the victim's sister anything about text messages sent minutes... more »
February 20, 2015 10:09 PM
NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man for having a gun at the Sugar Shack night club the night of a double murder earlier this week .
Terry Matthews was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Friday, the sheriff's... more »
February 19, 2015 6:26 AM
LABADIEVILLE - Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the slaying of a man whose body was found in his front yard in Labadieville. Deputies responded to a call Tuesday saying that the man, later identified as 20-year-old Daquan Rainey, was lying in a yard. Waguespack said Rainey had a small... more »
February 18, 2015 9:06 AM
NEW ROADS - Investigators said they're looking into the possibility a second shooter could have been involved a pair of killings overnight at a New Roads lounge.
Sheriff Bud Torres said in a press conference Wednesday morning that Jamie Croom was wanted for the murders of brother and sister... more »
February 18, 2015 2:05 AM
FALL RIVER, MA - A police detective has told the jury in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez about a video he made of the former New England Patriots player dismantling his phone and using another phone to make calls the day after the killing. Jurors saw the video Tuesday... more »
February 12, 2015 1:37 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - A grand jury in West Feliciana Parish returned a murder indictment Thursday against Albert Woodfox, a member of the "Angola Three", for the 1972 murder of a prison guard at Angola state prison.
This is the third time Woodfox has been indicted for the murder of... more »
February 12, 2015 12:46 PM
HELENA, MT - A Montana man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison, with no parole for at least 20 years, in the shotgun killing of a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage. Markus Kaarma was sentenced Thursday after a Missoula jury convicted him in December... more »
February 12, 2015 9:03 AM
DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released new details on Thursday morning on the investigation into a double-homicide in Donaldsonville last month.
Benny Booker, 29, and Chad Nichols, 37, were found dead on Latino Drive around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26th. Crime scene investigators describes the murders... more »
February 11, 2015 2:00 AM
FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to resume after his fiancée was granted immunity to testify for prosecutors. Hernandez is expected back in court Wednesday. He is charged with murder for the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin... more »
February 10, 2015 1:55 AM
STEPHENVILLE, TX - A judge is expected to hold a pretrial proceeding ahead of opening statements in the trial of the man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper." The procedural matters were scheduled for Tuesday with openings expected Wednesday in the trial... more »
February 9, 2015 7:49 PM
WICKLIFFE, OHIO- An eleven-year-old is charged with the beating death of a 2 month-old who was staying overnight with the girl and her mom to give the baby's mother a break.
Police say the girl, her mother and the baby were on a couch when the woman fell asleep... more »
February 8, 2015 2:19 PM
GREENSBURG - Authorities say a western Pennsylvania teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen took a selfie with the body and sent it to a friend on social media.
The 16-year-old boy is charged with homicide and a firearms count in the death of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan.... more »
February 6, 2015 5:44 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Authorities say the ex-wife of a University of South Carolina professor came to his work and killed him before committing suicide. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 46-year-old Sunghee Kwon shot 45-year-old Raja Fayad several times Thursday afternoon at the Public Health building, then fatally shot herself... more »
February 6, 2015 3:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - A jury convicted a man of a Valentine's Day murder three years ago.
Friday, Erick Scott was found guilty of killing Kevin Johnson . Johnson was in a car, stopped at a red light on North Acadian Thruway and South Choctaw in February 2012 when he... more »
February 6, 2015 12:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police and members of a U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a man suspected of shooting and killing someone during an argument in a Baton Rouge grocery store parking lot.
Police accused 18-year-old Sidney Ellois of second-degree murder, being a principal to attempted murder, contributing... more »
February 4, 2015 5:31 PM
ADDIS - Emotions ran high in a West Baton Rouge courtroom today as Monique Kitts addressed family members of her dead husband.
She was convicted last year of hiring a hitman to kill her husband in their Addis home.
Corey Kitts was found shot to death in West... more »
February 4, 2015 8:47 AM
ADDIS - A woman convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband over four years ago will be sentenced today.
Monique Kitts faces life in prison. Her husband, Corey Kitts, was found shot to death in their Addis home in West Baton Rouge Parish. Prosecutors say she was... more »
February 2, 2015 5:49 PM
LOS ANGELES - Former hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been charged with murder and attempted murder after he struck two men with his pickup truck. Prosecutors filed the charges Monday, alleging Knight intended to run down a friend and another man after an argument on a movie set.... more »
February 1, 2015 5:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the murder of a 25-year-old woman and the suicide of a 28-year-old man.
Around 9:55 a.m. Sunday, police said they were called out to the 5500 block of Willow Street in the uptown area of New Orleans. When the... more »
February 1, 2015 11:23 AM
OAKDALE - Deputies report finding the remains of of a pregnant woman murdered in 2011 by someone who planned to take her baby in Allen Parish. The human remains were found Thursday at a house in Oakdale. He believes they belong to Victoria Marie Perez, last seen leaving an Alexandria... more »
January 30, 2015 1:54 AM
FALL RIVER, MA - Prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say the ex-NFL star murdered is compelling forensic evidence of the crime. Jurors are set to hear more testimony Friday in the case against Hernandez, a day after the trial started with... more »
January 29, 2015 3:01 PM
LIVINGSTON - A man who is accused of cutting his unborn child from his wife's body learned in court that his trial will begin in September. The man also had a special message for his ex-wife who allegedly tried to kill.
"I also want to wish my wife... ex-wife... more »
January 27, 2015 5:58 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - The family of Chad Nichols, one of two men killed on Latino Road Monday afternoon, thinks the gunmen were after cash and that's why they killed Nichols and one of his employees, Benny Booker.
Deputies aren't ready to pinpoint a motive as they continue to follow leads... more »
January 26, 2015 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - A fugitive task force arrested an East Baton Rouge man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting last month in the city-parish.
U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members located 22-year-old Aljerard Warner at a home on East Black Oak Drive Monday morning in Baton Rouge.... more »
January 25, 2015 6:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway to determine who killed and left a woman half naked in a field, but neighbors in the area say that area was a hot spot for crime.
Authorities have identified the victim as Brooke Ashley Crawford, 30. Investigators say she sustained multiple... more »
January 21, 2015 3:27 AM
THIBODAUX - A 17-year-old boy has surrendered to police after he allegedly shot another teenager in the torso over the weekend. Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii says the suspect was booked Monday with attempted second-degree murder and is being held in the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.... more »
January 19, 2015 6:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - A violent start to 2015 continued in Baton Rouge over the weekend, with several families now mourning the loss of loved ones to gun violence. Law enforcement agencies are investigating five shootings that resulted in four deaths.
David Edwards, Jr., 17, was arrested for negligent homicide... more »
January 17, 2015 7:35 PM
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A New Jersey woman who prosecutors say put her newborn baby in the middle of the road and set the child on fire has been charged with murder. Burlington County prosecutors say 22-year-old Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier was jailed Saturday on $500,000 bail. It wasn't known if she... more »
January 16, 2015 10:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - The mother of a nursing student who was murdered on New Orleans' Bourbon Street walked across the stage to receive her daughter's diploma Friday night.
Brittany Thomas was awarded an honorary nursing degree seven months after she was hit by a stray bullet in a reckless... more »
January 15, 2015 11:51 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man of being the getaway driver in Baton Rouge's first murder of the year.
Police arrested 20-year-old Brandon Coleman Tuesday on charges of being an accessory to first-degree murder. Detectives said witnesses saw Coleman driving the shooter away from the scene in the... more »
January 12, 2015 10:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man who has arranged nearly 20 memorial services for men and women killed by gun violence arranged yet another memorial, the latest one, Monday night for his brother.
"I would have never thought in a million years that I would be arranging one of these... more »
January 10, 2015 5:59 PM
LABADIEVILLE - Assumption parish deputies say they found bags of evidence when they arrested a man for murder Saturday.
The SWAT team and detectives arrested Anthony Ayrow, 30, at his home in Napoleonville for shooting and killing Gordon Jones Sr., 63. Jones was found at his house in Labadieville... more »
January 9, 2015 1:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man wanted in connection with the city's first murder of the year.
Police said Roderick White, 20, is wanted for first degree murder and armed robbery. Investigators tied him to the killing of Naquian Robinson on Jan. 6.
Detectives... more »
January 9, 2015 2:30 AM
FALL RIVER, MA - Jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who's charged with killing a semiprofessional football player in 2013. Hundreds of potential jurors are expected to report to Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River Friday for... more »
January 7, 2015 3:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released a photo Wednesday of a car sought in connection with Baton Rouge's first homicide of 2015.
Baton Rouge Police said 19-year-old Naquian Robinson was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon. Investigators said the shooting happened during an attempted robbery in the 1900 block of Walnut... more »
January 6, 2015 5:23 AM
FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected in court for the final pre-trial hearing in the first of two murder cases against him. Prosecutors and Hernandez's lawyers on Tuesday are expected to take up their remaining issues before jury selection begins Friday in Bristol... more »
January 2, 2015 6:38 PM
LABADIEVILLE - Deputies said they're investigating the murder of a Labadieville man whose son found him shot to death at home Friday afternoon.
The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said Gordon Jones Sr., 63, was found around 1:30 p.m. Friday at his home on 3102 Highway 1 in Labadieville.
... more »
January 1, 2015 3:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man and his son have been fatally shot in Gentilly. Police spokesman Officer Frank Robertson says a 64-year-old man was killed just after noon Thursday and his 42-year-old son died later after being taken to a hospital. Robertson says officers were called out to... more »
December 26, 2014 9:02 PM
ALEXANDRIA- An artist is being held on a $1,000,000 bond in Rapides Parish after a holiday murder.
Authorities arrested Tony Forrest, 64. He is charged with second degree murder in the death of his son-in-law, Tommy Thompson, 45.
Detectives said Forrest and Thompson had an argument earlier this... more »
December 26, 2014 3:53 PM
GRETNA - Shoppers returned to the Gretna mall Friday where a shooter killed one person on Christmas Eve, and were greeted by tighter security throughout the property.
Extra Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies patrolled the Oakwood Center mall two days after investigators said 24-year-old James Vaughan was shot and killed... more »
December 26, 2014 11:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help finding a Brusly man accused of shooting and killed someone during a drug deal in a Baton Rouge parking lot.
Baton Rouge Police issued an arrest warrant Friday for 22-year-old Aljerard Warner in connection with the Dec. 23 shooting on... more »
December 24, 2014 10:33 AM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies said a man wanted in connection with an overnight homicide in Prairieville surrendered to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning.
Deputies said 23-year-old Kevin Sheppard is accused him of killing 22-year-old Lewis Sanchez of Denham Springs and wounding 18-year-old Joshua Perez of Gonzales.
... more »
December 22, 2014 2:07 AM
FALL RIVER, MA - A pre-trial hearing on jury issues is scheduled Monday for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, whose murder trial is slated to start next month. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the... more »
December 18, 2014 3:42 PM
WAUKESHA, WI - A judge says two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are both competent to stand trial. Prosecutors charged both girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in May in Waukesha. According to court documents, the girls plotted... more »
December 17, 2014 6:24 AM
PENNSBURG, PA - An ex-Marine's suicide has ended a rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle. Authorities say 35-year-old Bradley Stone's body was found Tuesday in woods near his Pennsburg home, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. They... more »
December 16, 2014 3:47 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A top Pakistani official says that 84 students have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Pervez Khattak, the chief minister of the province where the attack is underway, says that roughly the same number of students have... more »
December 15, 2014 7:03 AM
ST. MARTINVILLE - St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a suspect they believe shot two women, killing one and injuring the other.
Investigators say the two victims were shot during a domestic disturbance just before 10 p.m. Sunday night. A 20-year-old woman died, while a 19-year-old suffered... more »
December 10, 2014 6:23 PM
BALTIMORE - Like more than 1 million other faithful listeners, the family of convicted killer Adnan Syed eagerly awaits the next episode of a podcast investigating his murder case. For the family, though, this isn't entertainment. It's personal. Ever since Syed was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee... more »
December 9, 2014 11:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a third person related to a shooting last week .
Tuesday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office announced it arrested Trevon Sandolph. Sandolph is charged with murder and illegal use of a weapon in the death of Ivan Molina.
Byron Maxson and Troy... more »
December 6, 2014 2:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies say two men are in custody after a man was killed Thursday night.
Byron Maxson, 26, was arrested Friday evening. Troy Carter Jr., 26, was captured Saturday morning and is being treated for a gunshot wound at a hospital in Hammond.... more »
December 4, 2014 4:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- A trial date was scheduled today for a man accused in the 1984 murder of Gary Kergan.
Ronald Dunnagan appeared in court today, facing the family members who have long wondered what happened to Gary Kergan.
Dunnagan was arrested a few months ago after being indicted... more »
December 2, 2014 2:56 PM
NEW IBERIA - The Iberia Parish sheriff says a 60-year-old man arrested in Missouri is the suspect in a 2008 murder of a 61-year-old woman strangled in her New Iberia home. A first-degree murder warrant has been issued for Keith Leleux in connection with the death of Judy Landry, found... more »
November 20, 2014 5:39 PM
PORT ALLEN - A jury found Monique Kitts and Karl Howard guilty Thursday of conspiring to kill Kitts' husband in West Baton Rouge Parish.
Investigators said Kitts paid Howard $100,000 to kill her husband, Corey Kitts, at their Addis home.
Defense attorneys had argued the state's case was... more »
November 19, 2014 5:16 PM
PORT ALLEN - Attorneys presented their final arguments to jurors Wednesday in the trial of Monique Kitts and Karl Howard, the man Kitts is accused of hiring to kill her husband, and the jury will begin decided the pair's fate Thursday.
Prosecutors said Kitts paid Howard $100,000 to murder... more »
November 18, 2014 9:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police have identified a man they believe was involved in a shooting over the weekend that killed a West St. John High School coach.
Kendrick Cloud, 25, is wanted in connection with the murder of Juan Joseph.
Joseph, 27, was shot and killed outside of... more »
November 17, 2014 5:39 PM
GONZALES - The family of a football coach slain in Baton Rouge over the weekend wants his killer to come forward.
"Search your heart and know the act that you did tore the whole community's heart," said Elizabeth Joseph, the victim's mother. "We are bleeding inside. We're lost. We... more »
November 16, 2014 7:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge deputies say they know who the gunman is in Saturday's murder.
Deputies say Marcus Dominique, 22, shot and killed Eric Kinchen, 32, at around 10 a.m. near the corner of Port Drive and GSRI avenue. Kinchen died at the hospital from his injuries.... more »
November 14, 2014 6:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police booked the suspect in a deadly shooting from earlier this year into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail after he was extradited from Georgia.
A BRPD spokesperson said 31-year-old Brandon White faces charges of first degree murder in connection with the May 9 shooting.
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November 14, 2014 3:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 31-year-old New Orleans man is accused of shooting and killing an unarmed man in his front yard. The arrest warrant alleges that Bradley Parvez called police Thursday morning to report that someone was trying to steal his bicycle, and called shortly afterward... more »
November 10, 2014 11:27 AM
PORT ALLEN - A murder-for-hire trial in West Baton Rouge has been continued until Monday, Nov. 17.
Attorneys for 45-year-old Monique Kitts and 30-year-old Karl Howard were set to resume their defense today at 9 a.m., but Judge J. Robin Free chose to postpone the trial for the week... more »
November 9, 2014 10:31 AM
MOBILE, Ala. - A jury has recommended the death penalty for a man who was convicted in the deaths of his two young children. Jurors in Mobile County, Alabama voted 10-2 on the sentence for John DeBlase and Circuit Judge Rick Stout has set his sentencing for Dec. 11. DeBlase... more »
November 5, 2014 11:08 PM
PORT ALLEN - Police arrested a second man Wednesday connected to a shooting last week where a man died.
Ronald Nolan faces accessory charges. Javonte Morgan, 19, was arrested earlier and charged with murder, attempted murder and robbery.
The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block... more »
November 5, 2014 5:08 PM
PORT ALLEN- The defense team for a wife and an accused hit man in a murder-for-hire trial wasted no time shocking the courtroom Wednesday.
Monique Kitts and Karl Howard are on trial for the death of Corey Kitts in 2010. Monique Kitts, the wife, is accused of hiring Howard... more »
November 5, 2014 2:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two men accused in a double murder in Baton Rouge back in May are now behind bars while a third is still on the run, according to detectives.
Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested 18-year-old Charles Lanaute and 21-year-old Darrius Miller Wednesday afternoon for... more »
October 31, 2014 2:03 AM
LORDS VALLEY, PA - Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in an ambush. Survivalist Eric Frein was captured Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a lengthy manhunt that rattled the nerves of area residents. The... more »
October 28, 2014 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man was shot and killed and a second person was shot and rushed to a hospital following a shooting off Gus Young Tuesday night.
The shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. near the dead end on North 49th. Police found a man lying on the ground,... more »
October 27, 2014 4:53 PM
PORT ALLEN - An accused hit man and the woman authorities claim hired him to kill her husband faced a Port Allen jury Monday.
Monique Kitts and Karl Howard face charges of second-degree murder in the 2010 death of Cory Kitts.
Investigators said the victim was shot three... more »
October 27, 2014 8:06 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority says prosecutors will appeal the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a 5-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide. Prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube said Monday that the next step is to file papers... more »
October 24, 2014 8:51 AM
PORT ALLEN - After four days, a jury was selected in the West Baton Rouge murder-for-hire trial involving a woman accused of having her husband murdered.
Monique Kitts is accused of having her husband, Corey Kitts, shot execution-style in their Addis home for the insurance money. He was killed... more »