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  • Jury decides on death penalty in Vegas murder-mutilation

    March 22, 2017 2:11 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A jury has decided that a 24-year-old man should become the youngest of 83 people on Nevada's death row for the rape, murder and mutilation of a 15-year-old high school sophomore. Javier Righetti was 19 in 2011 when he stabbed and burned Alyssa Otremba not far from... more »
  • Father: No warning before officers fired on car, killing son

    March 22, 2017 7:36 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A father whose 6-year-old boy was killed in a shooting by two Louisiana law enforcement officers says he never heard any warnings from the officers before they opened fire on his car. Christopher Few testified Tuesday that he remembers hearing the gunshots and raising his hands inside his... more »
  • Officer testifies about chase and death of 6-year-old boy

    March 21, 2017 7:58 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A Louisiana law enforcement officer has told a jury that he was not in fear for his own safety when two colleagues fired on a car, killing a 6-year-old boy in November 2015. But Jason Brouillette also testified Tuesday that he believed the boy's father, Christopher Few, was... more »
  • Five years before murder of teenager, suspect was deported

    March 15, 2017 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The suspect in the shooting death of a teenager on his birthday this week was deported five years before the deadly altercation. In March 2012, Octavio Bringas was deported to Mexico after a drug arrest. District Attorney Hillar Moore released the information Wednesday. Monday, Bringas was... more »
  • Houston carjacker shoots, kills man because vehicle has manual transmission

    March 13, 2017 3:41 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A man was fatally shot in front of his wife and 10-year-old daughter after being carjacked late Saturday night. According to a report from KTRK, the shooting happened just before midnight as 47-year-old Pedro Aguilar was sitting in his car in front of an apartment complex.... more »
  • Report: deputies investigating murder-suicide in Chalmette

    March 13, 2017 10:30 AM

    CHALMETTE – Investigators say a woman shot her husband then herself in an apparent murder-suicide in Chalmette Monday, local media reports. According to WWLTV, the shooting happened around 6 a.m. in the 8500 block of Deerfield Drive. Sheriff James Pohlmann said two children and a third person were... more »
  • New Orleans transgender community, authorities meet to discuss safety

    March 11, 2017 7:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the transgender community, the New Orleans police and local officials met during a town hall discussion on transgender violence. WWL-TV reports the Friday forum was hosted by the Trans United Fund and Transitions Louisiana. It was called after two transgender women were killed recently in... more »
  • Man gets life in murder-for-hire case in Stone County

    March 11, 2017 12:40 PM

    WIGGINS, Miss. - A Biloxi man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in a murder-for-hire case. Jody Parks pleaded guilty to capital murder Friday in the January 2015 beating and stabbing death of Stone County businessman Timothy "Timmy" Garrison. The Sun Herald reports that 23-year-old Parks has... more »
  • Police say Ohio couple staged murder with ketchup, texted photos

    March 10, 2017 11:40 AM

    SANDUSKY - Police say a couple in Ohio staged a murder scene in a bathtub in which they poured ketchup over her and he then sent pictures to friends, saying he did it. Sandusky officers showed up after getting calls Thursday night from three people police say were "hysterical." That's... more »
  • Kids at home when engaged couple shot in home invasion Play Video

    March 8, 2017 7:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say one man was killed and his fiancée was shot after a home invasion on Lorraine Street Wednesday night. Baton Rouge Police say Decoty Joseph, 28, was shot after a black male forced his way inside the home around 6:30 p.m. and demanded money and... more »
  • Hammond murder believed to be in retaliation for 2016 shooting

    March 8, 2017 12:16 PM

    HAMMOND – The Hammond Police Department is investigating a murder that occurred at the intersection of East David Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Police responded to a shots fired call around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, officers found 27-year-old Demarkius Jackson inside a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot... more »
  • BRPD: second suspect in 2014 murder case turns himself in Play Video

    March 8, 2017 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a second arrest has been made in a 2014 murder in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police say the second suspect, Devante Treymayne Courtney, was arrested on Thursday after turning himself in. Courtney was wanted for second degree murder. Leslie Ferguson, 24, was previously... more »
  • Amazon shares data with Arkansas prosecutor in murder case

    March 6, 2017 9:31 PM

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Amazon dropped its fight against a subpoena issued in an Arkansas murder case after the defendant said he wouldn't mind if the technology giant shared information that may have been gathered by an Amazon Echo smart speaker. James Andrew Bates has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder... more »
  • Community holds march against violence following fatal shooting Play Video

    March 5, 2017 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people marched the streets Sunday despite the rain and wet pavement, encouraging their neighbors to report crime when they see it. The marchers are sick and tired of all the violence in their community and hope this march sends a message. "The only... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly North 37th St shooting Play Video

    March 1, 2017 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that happened last night on North 37th street. According to Baton Rouge Police, Corsey Hollins, 31, was found around 8:30 p.m. inside a parked car suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died at the scene. Police say there... more »
  • Women formally charged with murdering N. Korean

    February 28, 2017 10:21 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, were charged with murder Wednesday after arriving in court under heavy protection. Kim Jong Nam was attacked at a busy Kuala Lumpur airport terminal on Feb.... more »
  • Face-biter said he fled demon-like figure before killings

    February 28, 2017 3:05 PM

    STUART, Fla. - A Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and chewing on the dead man's face told TV personality Phil McGraw he had been running from a demon-like figure named Daniel before the attack. In a video released Tuesday by prosecutors, 20-year-old Austin Harrouff told McGraw... more »
  • Mississippi authorities look for murder, assault suspect

    February 25, 2017 7:11 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi authorities have launched a nationwide search for a man wanted for murder and aggravated assault. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain says the suspect, 28-year-old Alex Bridges Deaton, is the boyfriend of 30-year-old Heather Robinson, who was found dead at the Vineyards Apartments. Her car,... more »
  • Arrests made in 2016 murder of Ponchatoula teen

    February 24, 2017 3:23 PM

    PONCHATOULA – Arrests have been made in connection to a 2016 Ponchatoula murder case, the Louisiana Attorney General announced. Tony Johnson, 18, Dkerian Johnson, 18, and two juveniles were arrested in connection to the August 2016 murder of 19-year-old Christopher Franklin. According to the Hammond Daily Star, Franklin... more »
  • Aramis Jackson gets life in 2010 slaying; Listen to chilling 911 call made by victim's daughter Play Video

    February 24, 2017 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A plea deal was reached in the high-profile murder of a woman and the shooting injury of her small child in their Beauregard Town home almost seven years ago. The deal means Aramis Jackson won't be put to death for killing Alexandra Engler, 42, and the... more »
  • Teen shot in hand in Plaquemine

    February 22, 2017 11:02 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A teenager has been shot in the hand and wrist in Plaquemine, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi confirms a teenage victim was shot in the hand and wrist on James Street Wednesday evening before 10 p.m. IPSO is now... more »
  • Man arrested after chasing, shooting at landlord

    February 22, 2017 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested by sheriff's deputies after he chased and attempted to shoot his would-be landlord. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred while 26-year-old Kofi Lewis was meeting with his potential landlord. According to the victim, Lewis became angry after... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for killing deputy ex-girlfriend

    February 21, 2017 8:18 PM

    GRETNA - A 49-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend, who was a deputy with a suburban New Orleans sheriff's department. James Darby was convicted Saturday of second-degree murder after a five-day trial in the death of Sgt. Tracey Marshall. The Jefferson Parish district... more »
  • Police seeking suitcase possibly containing remains of Colorado woman

    February 19, 2017 4:54 PM

    BOULDER, Colo. - Police are asking for the public's help in finding a purple suitcase that may contain remains of a 25-year-old Colorado woman after her former boyfriend was arrested in Oklahoma on a murder charge. The Boulder Daily Camera reports police in Colorado believe that partial remains found in... more »
  • Third suspect in fatal Baton Rouge shootings arrested

    February 18, 2017 8:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department announced that a third suspect connected to the fatal shooting on Maplewood Drive has turned himself in. Dominick Holliday turned himself in to Baton Rouge Police Sunday and was arrested for second Degree Murder in the Maplewood Drive homicide and... more »
  • Man initially held on $4 billion bond freed on reduced bond

    February 14, 2017 10:24 PM

    BELTON, Texas - A murder suspect who had been booked into a Central Texas jail with bond initially set at $4 billion bond has been released after he posted a reduced bond of $151,000. The Bell County Sheriff's Office says Antonio Marquis Willis of Killeen was released Monday afternoon. Bell... more »
  • Body found on Mills Ave. prompts murder investigation

    February 14, 2017 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a body found off Mills Avenue has prompted a possible murder investigation Tuesday morning. Baton Rouge Police say that 53-year-old Roosevelt Florida Jr. was found shot to death and lying on the side of the roadway in the 700 block of Mills Avenue around... more »
  • Wife, stepson charged in death of KKK leader

    February 13, 2017 2:42 PM

    LEADWOOD, Mo. - The wife and stepson of a Ku Klux Klan leader found fatally shot next to a river in eastern Missouri have been charged in his death. A probable cause statement alleges that 51-year-old Frank Ancona was fatally shot in his sleep on Thursday. His wife, 44-year-old Malissa... more »
  • Pair arrested in attempted robbery at Airline Highway motel

    February 10, 2017 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery at a motel on Airline Highway Thursday. Police say two victims staying at the Wood Acres Motel on Airline Highway told them 18-year-old Sherry Nover and 21-year-old Percy Maloid entered their motel room... more »
  • Bond for Texas murder suspect set at whopping $4 billion

    February 9, 2017 11:43 AM

    KILLEEN - A Texas court official has imposed a $4 billion bond on a 25-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting. Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown recently set the bond for Antonio Marquis Willis, who is charged with murder in the December killing. County sheriff's Deputy Chief... more »
  • 12 arrests made in murder of Tangipahoa inmate

    February 7, 2017 7:49 PM

    HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announced multiple arrests were made in connection to the death of a Tangipahoa Parish Jail inmate that occurred on Jan. 30. According to Edwards, 40-year-old Tommy Joe Smith of Independence was killed less than 12 hours after being booked into the jail on... more »
  • Police: man shot at victims over money owed for car repairs

    February 4, 2017 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man faces attempted murder charges after he reportedly shot at someone over money owed for a car repair. The incident happened on around 2 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2016. According to arrest records, Baton Rouge Police officers responded to Kleinpeter Road in reference... more »
  • Sentencing for retired Saints star's killer reset for March

    January 31, 2017 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been postponed to March 27. Prosecution and defense attorneys in the Cardell Hayes case agreed Tuesday to push back a sentencing in mid-February. Smith was killed in a traffic confrontation in New... more »
  • Judge weighs death penalty for 5-year-old girl's slaying

    January 24, 2017 10:52 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A Mississippi judge has begun examining evidence and hearing testimony into whether a man should receive the death penalty after he admitted to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl and hanging her by using her socks. News outlets report that Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Lisa Dodson reviewed... more »
  • Police: Man sought in city's 1st murder in almost 100 years

    January 23, 2017 9:03 PM

    MONTPELIER, Vt. - A man has been shot dead in Vermont's capital in what police are calling the first murder there in almost 100 years. State police say an arrest warrant has been issued for a man on a murder charge in a fatal shooting in Montpelier early Sunday. Police... more »
  • Two men indicted on murder charges after Pierre Part heroin overdose

    January 18, 2017 5:05 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Authorities say two men have been indicted on murder charges after a Pierre Part man died of a heroin overdose in July. According to District Attorney Ricky L. Babin, a grand jury returned a true bill of indictment for second degree murder on 38-year-old Reid Leonard and... more »
  • UPDATE: Man arrested for murder of roommate, charged with rape

    January 17, 2017 2:06 PM

    UPDATE : Authorities say a 44-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering hi 27-year-old roommate who lived with the suspect's ex-girlfriend is also charged with raping the ex-girlfriend. Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser says Viusqui Perez-Espinosa was arrested on a rape charge in November, and charges of second-degree murder and... more »
  • Shreveport man charged with murder in death of small child

    January 13, 2017 11:15 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport man has been charged with second-degree murder following an investigation into the death of a small child. News outlets report that 11-month-old Mar'sharrd Ross died at a hospital Monday after authorities were told the boy stopped breathing inside a relative's home earlier that morning. Police say... more »
  • Violent Baton Rouge drug dealer sentenced to 21 years in prison

    January 12, 2017 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury sentenced a violent drug dealer to 21 years in prison Wednesday for a litany of crimes. Myron Hart, 39, of Baker Louisiana, was faced with significant drug trafficking, racketeering, firearm, and conspiracy charges. This includes allegations of a murder plot, threats to... more »
  • Sheriff offers reward for Geismar shooting suspect's arrest

    January 11, 2017 5:03 PM

    GEISMAR - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley announced Wednesday a $2,500 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the individual responsible for a shooting in Geismar. Javante Hayes is wanted for the attempted second-degree murder of Kermit Jackson Monday. Jackson is still listed in critical condition.... more »
  • Man arrested for November shooting in St. James

    January 11, 2017 4:43 PM

    VACHERIE - The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man Monday wanted for the murder of one man and the shooting of another. Jyran McGee is charged with the murder of Jarell Jones and attempted murder of Jeremy Smith on Nov. 13, 2016. McGee was arrested by... more »
  • Charleston shooter Dylann Roof sentenced to death

    January 10, 2017 5:01 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the murder of nine church goers in Charleston, South Carolina. The jury came to its decision after about three hours of deliberations. Roof, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, was guilty of opening fire on an African-American church... more »
  • Police investigate rare deadly shooting in rural community Monday

    January 9, 2017 3:52 PM

    GREENSBURG- A woman was found shot to death near a park in St. Helena Parish Monday morning. The victim was shot and killed on Park Street, authorities said. The shooting happened around 7 a.m. Monday. There are no suspects in the case. The Greensburg Police Department is... more »
  • Third suspect wanted for 2014 double murder arrested

    January 7, 2017 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man wanted for a 2014 double murder on Gardere Lane has been arrested. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 21-year-old Plug Lanaute for two counts of first degree murder and armed robbery. Two other suspects, Charles Lanaute and Darrius Miller were arrested in... more »
  • New Orleans murder rate climbs to 176 for the year

    January 1, 2017 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans murder rate climbed last year to 176. The Times-Picayune reports that's the highest count since 2012 when 193 people were slain in the city. Murders last year included domestic violence incidents, drug turf wars and high profile cases such as the Nov. 27 mass... more »
  • Alexa a witness to murder? Prosecutors seek Amazon Echo data

    December 29, 2016 12:53 PM

    LITTLE ROCK - Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man whose body was found in a hot tub want to expand the probe to include a new kind of evidence: any comments overheard by the suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker. Amazon says it objects to "overbroad" requests as a... more »
  • Man charged in slaying of actress, yoga teacher

    December 27, 2016 8:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police in Washington have charged a Maryland man with first-degree murder in the death of an actress and yoga teacher who went missing on Christmas. Metropolitan Police said in a news release that 29-year-old Adrian Duane Johnson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was charged Tuesday. He was arrested after... more »
  • Mother accused of leaving newborn baby in Walmart trash booked for attempted second degree murder Play Video

    December 27, 2016 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother who has been arrested for leaving her newborn baby in the trash at a Walmart bathroom in New Roads has been transferred to the Pointe Coupee Parish jail and booked on attempted second degree murder. The mother, 34-year-old Kyandrea Thomas, was arrested on Friday... more »
  • Mom suffocates baby son, kills self in murder-suicide

    December 27, 2016 10:07 AM

    YORK - Police in Pennsylvania are investigating after they say a 40-year-old mother intentionally suffocated her 1-year-old son before taking her own life in an apparent murder-suicide. The bodies were found by officers who were dispatched to Sheri Shermeyer's Shrewsbury Township home for a welfare check on Monday afternoon. Shermeyer... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted murder following road rage shooting

    December 20, 2016 10:58 AM

    WALKER – A man was arrested following a shooting that stemmed from a road rage incident in Walker. Walker Police Department arrested 31-year-old Bradley Deville on charges of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a firearm, use of a firearm in a school zone, unlawful discharge of a firearm,... more »
  • Illegal immigrant, wanted for murder in El Salvador, arrested in St. Tammany

    December 19, 2016 10:44 AM

    ST. TAMMANY – An illegal immigrant, who had an outstanding international warrant for murder, was arrested following a traffic stop in St. Tammany Parish. St. Tammany Sheriff's Parish Office arrested 36-year-old Juan Sanchez-Roldan from El Salvador. On Friday, Dec. 9, a St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputy conducted a... more »
  • One of two suspects in deadly home invasion arrested

    December 17, 2016 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – One of two suspects in a home invasion and murder earlier this week has been arrested. Carl Smith, 32, faces principal to murder and home invasion charges. Smith was booked into jail overnight. Investigators said Smith and an unknown shooter forced their way into a... more »
  • Attorney says he will appeal verdicts in Will Smith case

    December 14, 2016 11:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The attorney for the man convicted of manslaughter in the shooting of retired Saints player Will Smith says they'll definitely appeal. Cardell Hayes' defense lawyer, John Fuller, told NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that he will "map out" the appeal this week. Hayes was found guilty of manslaughter for killing... more »
  • Husband, wife arrested in second wife disappearance

    December 13, 2016 10:44 PM

    VISALIA, Calif. - Authorities say that a Central California man who was married to two women at the same time has been arrested on suspicion of murdering one of them, and his other wife also has been arrested in the case. The Sacramento Bee reports the Tulare County Sheriff's Office... more »

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