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.
... more »
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 »
October 22, 2014 11:33 AM
WASHINGTON - A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad. The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder. The three other three guards - Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and... more »
October 19, 2014 10:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - After two years, the man who shot his pregnant wife is being sentenced next month.
Frank Atkins has been convicted of second degree murder and attempted second degree murder.
He is facing a life sentence and will go before the court one last time next... more »
October 16, 2014 9:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- Three people were arrested Thursday on obstruction of justice charges related to a murder investigation.
Police said they arrested Natasha Tate, 40, Donte Tate, 20, and Danny Allen, 26. The group is accused of contacting a witness and making verbal threats then stalking her house.
The... more »
October 15, 2014 9:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old was arrested late Tuesday accused in a murder that left members of a north Baton Rouge community in shock.
Hardy Allen, 21, was booked into jail. Police said Allen shot and killed another 21-year-old during an armed robbery on Madison Avenue Monday.
Calvin Chrisentary... more »
October 8, 2014 7:37 PM
VERMONT- A couple was arraigned in the death of the woman's 13-year-old handicapped son who was fed alcohol through an IV. Vermont State Police say toxicology reports indicate the teen's blood alcohol content was .146 when the legally drunk level is .08. State troopers say their investigation showed Melissa Robitelle... more »
October 8, 2014 10:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a second man in connection with a September shooting over a cell phone that left one man dead.
Jordan Harris, 17, was booked on charges of first degree murder and armed robbery shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, according to detectives.
Investigators... more »
October 7, 2014 3:01 PM
OPELIKA, AL - A jury has convicted a man of capital murder in the shooting deaths of two former Auburn University football players and a third man. Jurors began talks Tuesday morning and returned the verdict against Desmonte Leonard in the afternoon. He faces a possible death sentence. The 24-year-old... more »
October 6, 2014 11:18 PM
ST. GABRIEL- Tests from the state crime lab confirmed to investigators what they believes was fact all along: casings and a gun found inside the home of murdered TV personality Scott Rogers were linked to each other.
The details, released Monday, are the first in a series following work... more »
September 29, 2014 6:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Two juvenile defendants booked in connection with the murder of a pizza delivery driver last week will face first-degree murder charges in adult court.
WWL-TV reports that the 16-year-olds, Rendell Brown and Shane Hughes, appeared in state court Monday afternoon after being booked with the first-degree... more »
September 26, 2014 3:09 AM
MONTEREY - The Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office says finding the killer of a 63-year-old Monterey man is its top priority. Chief Deputy David Hedrick says John Perritt was found dead at his home about 11:30 a.m. Monday. Hedrick says Perritt had apparently been in the home for some time. Hedrick... more »
September 24, 2014 3:30 AM
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Authorities say a man fired from UPS a day earlier put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center, evaded security and gunned down two former co-workers. Police say the shooter, identified as 45-year-old Kerry Joe Tesney, lay dead atop his gun from what... more »
September 19, 2014 11:01 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - A community remembered 15-year-old Brandon Augusta under the Friday night lights this week.
Augusta was murdered; his body was found beaten to death behind a levee a month ago. He had been missing for a week. Law enforcement is still searching for the killer.
Donaldsonville High... more »
September 12, 2014 2:57 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Friday that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, as prosecutors had alleged. She... more »
September 11, 2014 10:29 AM
COLUMBIA, SC - The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years. Records released Thursday by South Carolina social workers show the children seemed happy... more »
September 11, 2014 7:52 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in Oscar Pistorius' trial said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility that the double-amputee Olympian will be convicted of culpable homicide. Judge Thokozile Masipa said she felt... more »
September 9, 2014 5:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence is on the rise in Louisiana, with the state ranking fourth in the nation for murders related to domestic violence.
In 2012, 45 women were killed in Louisiana by a man, according to the Violence Policy Center. They reported that 90 percent of those... more »
September 5, 2014 2:56 PM
BATON ROUGE- The man accused of shooting TV personality Scott Rogers has died, sources told WBRZ's Ryan Naquin Friday.
Rogers was shot and killed by Mathew Hodgkinson, Rogers' son-in-law and also his lover. After shooting Rogers, Hodgkinson shot himself but initially survived the gunshot. He was kept alive at... more »
September 4, 2014 10:30 AM
ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in the toddler's death. A Cobb County grand jury on Thursday indicted Justin Ross Harris on multiple charges including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to... more »
August 30, 2014 7:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - 5 year old Jay"v"une Bergin was laid to rest Saturday morning after allegedly being beaten to death by his father, Vernell Day.
Day is facing attempted murder charges and a felon in possession of a firearm charge.
But both sides of the child's family came... more »
August 30, 2014 5:23 PM
LIVINGSTON - Deputies say they arrested a man they believe killed a woman in Livingston Parish Saturday morning.
Officials say Caleb Lejune, 27, killed Joy Messina, 47, at the house they shared on the 28000 block of S. Satsuma Road. He was arrested after deputies stopped him traveling on... more »
August 29, 2014 10:25 PM
ST. GABRIEL- Following Labor Day, Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies continued their busy investigation surrounding the death of TV personality Scott Rogers.
Rogers, who was the focus of a federal grand jury surrounding possible mail, wire and immigration fraud, was murdered last Wednesday. Deputies believe his lover, who is also... more »
August 28, 2014 4:44 PM
ST. GABRIEL - Sheriff Brett Stassi told News 2 Thursday that murdered TV personality Scott Rogers and the man who detectives said shot him, his son-in-law Mathew Hodgkinson, had an intimate relationship with each other.
Stassi told News 2's Ryan Naquin that investigators looking into the shooting Wednesday made... more »
August 28, 2014 11:26 AM
DETROIT - Prosecutors and the lawyer for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch are giving very different sentencing recommendations to a judge. Theodore Wafer of Dearborn Heights returns to court next Wednesday, about a month after he was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting... more »
August 27, 2014 6:19 PM
ST. GABRIEL - Murdered TV personality Scott Rogers was facing a federal investigation and questions about his adopted children before he was shot and killed Wednesday, according to the News 2 Investigative Unit.
Rogers' attorney told News 2 Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto that Rogers' two adopted children were taken... more »
August 25, 2014 3:28 PM
GRETNA, La. - A woman pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of a French Quarter strip club dancer whose dismembered body parts washed ashore in June 2012 on the Mississippi coast.
Margaret Sanchez, 30, pleaded not guilty after being charged with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in... more »
August 24, 2014 11:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating an early Sunday morning arson.
It happened on the 3200 block of Mission Drive at the same house where Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed about a month ago.
Investigators tell News 2 that they haven't ruled out the possibility... more »
August 21, 2014 6:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - A father is now facing murder charges, in the beating death, of his five-year-old son.
The charges went from attempted murder, to murder, for Vernell Day, 36. His son Jay'v'une Isaiah Bergin died overnight, after he was beaten earlier this week. Jay'v'une had been in the... more »
August 20, 2014 7:54 PM
ANGLETON, TEXAS- There was boost for a man on trial for murdering a drunk driver who killed the man's two sons.
David Barajas is accused of shooting Jose Banda two yeas ago.
Prosecutors contend it was minutes after Banda plowed into a car Barajas and his sons were... more »
August 20, 2014 4:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office released an image of a car described as a "vehicle of interest" in the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy.
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said at a Wednesday evening news conference, the car is a light-colored, four-door sedan. He released a grainy picture of the... more »
August 20, 2014 3:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has planned an evening news conference to release information related to a case that has outraged the community: the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy.
Department spokeswoman, Casey Hicks, said the department has been working since the shooting Saturday night and will update... more »
August 19, 2014 6:44 PM
GONZALES- A man tied to a home invasion where three people were murdered in February 2012 pleaded guilty and will serve three life terms, District Attorney Ricky Babin told WBRZ News 2 Tuesday.
Bernard James pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder... more »
August 19, 2014 6:10 PM
BAKER- Three days after losing their only son, Terry and Felicia Coleman are struggling to swallow the senseless violence that took their child.
Terrez Coleman, 7, was shot and killed while riding with his family in their car down Prescott Road near Joor. Deputies think someone drove by the... more »
August 18, 2014 9:52 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - A mother in Ascension Parish asked a mysterious killer how they can live with themselves after killing her 15-year-old.
Katrina Augusta's son, Brandon, was found behind a levee in Ascension Parish last week. He was beaten so badly, investigators had to use dental records to identify him.... more »
August 15, 2014 9:27 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- Sheriff's deputies could be able to identify a body, found near the Mississippi River, Monday.
The sheriff's office has said it could not positively ID the young man who was discovered Thursday because he was beaten so badly. The body was found behind the levee and near the... more »
August 15, 2014 4:25 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - A Donaldsonville mother hadn't seen her 15-year-old son since last weekend and doesn't believe she'll see him alive again after sheriff's deputies found a body Thursday.
Deputies found a badly beaten African American teen dead along the Mississippi River in Donaldsonville. Investigators are waiting on a dental... more »
August 13, 2014 8:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the man who investigators said shot and killed a Baton Rouge man at an apartment complex Tuesday night.
Investigators arrested Eric Johnson, 25, on suspicion of second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.
Police named Johnson as a suspect earlier Wednesday,... more »
August 12, 2014 7:25 AM
FALL RIVER, MA - A cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to plead guilty to a criminal contempt charge in his 2013 murder case. Thirty-eight-year-old Tanya Singleton of Bristol, Connecticut, is due in court on Tuesday. She refused to testify before a grand jury that indicted... more »
August 11, 2014 8:15 AM
FALL RIVER, MA - Massachusetts prosecutors are recommending probation and home confinement instead of prison time for a cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez who is charged with contempt and has said she is dying from cancer. Prosecutors said in a Friday filing they are seeking two years'... more »
August 9, 2014 10:45 AM
DENVILLE, N.J. - The daughter of a prominent New Jersey Republican Party leader who was killed by her husband before he committed suicide says her parents were experiencing "enormous stress" in recent weeks. Lorraine "Lori" Bramhall says John Bramhall believed his wife of 54 years was suffering from dementia. She... more »
August 7, 2014 2:11 PM
DETROIT- Jurors have convicted a suburban Detroit homeowner of second-degree murder and manslaughter for killing an unarmed woman who showed up drunk on his porch last year. Jurors on Thursday rejected Theodore Wafer's claim that he acted in self-defense when he fired through his screen door and killed 19-year-old Renisha... more »
August 7, 2014 3:35 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa - Final arguments have begun in the South African murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Thursday that a criminal trial was a "blunt instrument for digging... more »
July 31, 2014 9:32 PM
INDEPENDENCE - A man, accused of killing his girlfriend and stabbing her mother, has been arrested after a resident recognized him from a news report on TV.
According to actionnews17.com , Independence Police nabbed Bruce Bourgeois, Jr., after a resident saw him at a Dollar General. Investigators are not... more »
July 29, 2014 6:09 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and an 18-year-old man injured. Police responded to a shots fired call around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found two men in red four-door Jaguar suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say the unidentified men were pronounced... more »
July 22, 2014 3:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a 75-year-old man in the weekend fatal stabbing of a woman. Police arrested Seabon "Tom" Gibson early Monday on a charge of second-degree murder. It was not immediately known if Gibson had an attorney. Police say Gibson confessed to killing his long-time... more »
July 22, 2014 2:02 AM
FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. Lloyd,... more »
July 21, 2014 9:56 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - A six-year-old spent Monday night with family members after deputies said her father shot and killed her mother while the child was inside their home in Ascension Parish.
Hours before the child was given to relatives, detectives found Shella "Shay" Howard shot to death in her bathroom.... more »
July 15, 2014 3:53 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The family of Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee runner recently visited a nightclub with a cousin and was accosted by a man who aggressively questioned him about his murder trial. Anneliese Burgess, a spokeswoman for the Pistorius family, says an argument followed and the athlete, who... more »
July 13, 2014 11:23 AM
JEFFERSON PARISH - Jefferson Parish deputies say the man they believe killed his girlfriend and abducted three children Sunday morning has been captured at a trailer park in Katy, TX.
The sheriff's office says the father, Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, 43, took the three kids after murdering their mother at... more »