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  • 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 »
  • Air Force airman charged in August death of fellow airman

    December 13, 2016 9:10 PM

    OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Officials with Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha say an airman has been charged with premeditated murder in the August death of a fellow airman. Offutt officials say Airman 1st Class Timothy Wilsey, of Valdosta, Georgia, has been charged in military court in... more »
  • Man guilty of manslaughter in 2007 arrested for attempted murder

    December 13, 2016 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man, who previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2007 and sentenced to 10 years in prison, has been arrested for attempted second degree murder, according to arrest records. 39-year-old Ricardo Singleton was arrested for attempted second degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, aggravated damage... more »
  • Deliberations near in trial of ex-Saints star's killer

    December 11, 2016 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints star Will Smith was "executed" by an irate driver as Smith's wounded wife lay nearby during the chaos that followed an April 9 traffic accident, a prosecutor told a New Orleans jury Sunday during closing arguments in the shooter's trial. But a defense attorney said... more »
  • Suspect in 1991 and 2002 murders indicted by Iberville grand jury

    December 8, 2016 6:09 PM

    IBERVILLE – A grand jury indicted a man for two separate murders that occurred in 1991 and 2002 in Iberville Parish. Tommy Francise, 61, was indicted on two counts of second degree murder for allegedly killing Curtis "Cochise" Smith in 1991 and George Barett in 2002. In October , the... more »
  • Woman charged with killing elderly father with boiling water

    December 8, 2016 10:11 AM

    JACKSON - Police say a Mississippi woman has been charged with murder after pouring boiling water over her paralyzed elderly father, who died several days later. Jackson Police Department Commander Tyree Jones said in a news release that 55-year-old Diane Coleman dumped the water on 81-year-old Earl Coleman on Sept.... more »
  • Man convicted in 2007 Times Square hotel killing

    December 6, 2016 8:48 PM

    NEW YORK - It took nearly a decade for a murder case over a prostitute's death in a shabby Times Square hotel to go to trial. But it took only about two hours for jurors to convict the accused man. Jurors in Clarence Dean's case began deliberating late Tuesday afternoon.... more »
  • Accused parent-killer doesn't admit guilt, fights being sent back to TN

    December 6, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A man from Louisiana accused of murdering his parents in the Knoxville area over the Thanksgiving holiday won't admit his role in the slayings and is fighting his return to Tennessee. Joel Guy appeared in court Tuesday for an extradition hearing. Guy must cooperate with authorities... more »
  • Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

    December 5, 2016 3:33 PM

    MARIETTA - A Georgia man convicted of murder after his toddler son died in a hot SUV has been sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jurors last month convicted Justin Ross Harris of malice murder and other charges in the June 2014 death of his... more »
  • Trial set Monday for suspect in ex-Saint Will Smith's death

    December 4, 2016 12:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The trial for the man charged with second-degree murder in the April 9 shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith begins this week. Jury selection starts Monday in the trial of Cardell Hayes. Prosecutors say he rammed Smith's SUV, then shot Smith in the... more »
  • 19-year-old arrested for attempted murder after stabbing victim during argument

    December 3, 2016 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested after stabbing a victim during an argument, police said. According to The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, on Dec. 2 around 8:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kendalwood Road in regard to a stabbing. ... more »
  • Son accused in parents' murder appears in BR court Thursday Play Video

    December 1, 2016 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An extradition hearing Thursday to determine if a man from Baton Rouge will be returned to Tennessee to face charges for his parents' murder will be rescheduled because the suspect was not ready to make a decision. Joel Michael Guy , 28, faces two counts of... more »
  • Five arrested in murder of man found in Hammond's Villa West

    November 28, 2016 5:20 PM

    HAMMOND – The Hammond Police Department has arrested five people in the murder of a 25-year-old man found shot in the street on Friday. The five people arrested are 18-year-old Jordan Cyprian, 18-year-old Eric Newman, 19-year-old Sabrina Kemp, 18-year-old Jamonte Felder and a juvenile. Cyprian, Newman and the juvenile have... more »
  • Zachary man arrested for attempted murder after shooting victim during armed robbery

    November 27, 2016 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary man was arrested after robbing a victim at gunpoint and shooting him once, according to police. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said on Nov. 26, just before 7 a.m., authorities were called to Southpark Dr. to investigate a shooting that had occurred.... more »
  • Man stabbed to death in Pascagoula, apartment mate charged

    November 27, 2016 12:15 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Pascagoula police say one man is dead and another is charged with murder after a stabbing in an apartment where both lived. The victim was 40-year-old Eddie Vergail Stanton Sr., who was dead when an ambulance crew arrived on the scene late Saturday at Cambridge Park Apartments.... more »
  • Police investigate Friday murder in Hammond's Villa West

    November 25, 2016 3:07 PM

    HAMMMOND - A man was found shot, lying in the street of a usually quiet neighborhood Friday morning. Police said Stephen Vance, 25, was located on Rue Cannes in the Villa West neighborhood. He died at the hospital. Investigators did not have much information about the case as... more »
  • Teens charged in death of congressman's grandson

    November 20, 2016 12:05 PM

    CHICAGO - Two teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Illinois congressman's grandson following an argument over basketball shoes. Chicago police said Sunday morning that the 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl were due in bond court later in the day. Authorities say the two... more »
  • Police make arrest in connection to fatal event hall shooting

    November 17, 2016 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting at a Plank Road event hall in October. Police say Kwame Orlando Robinson went to the Renaissance Center in early October with Marquise Bailey and Alvin Donahue, with intentions of robbing employees at the business.... more »
  • Police identify suspect wanted for Plank Road tire shop shooting

    November 17, 2016 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – BRPD has released the identity of a suspect who is wanted for the shooting death of a man at a tire shop on Plank Road that occurred last week. 21-year-old Curtis Lee Brown is wanted for first degree murder and armed robbery. A BRPD spokesperson... more »
  • BRPD: Mother says Jesus told her to slash 8-year-old's throat Play Video

    November 17, 2016 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge mother was arrested Thursday morning after receiving reports that she tried to kill her 8-year-old son. Gloria Ross, 40, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for attempted first degree murder and second degree cruelty to a juvenile. Ross' bond... more »
  • Vigil held for unsolved murder victim Play Video

    November 17, 2016 12:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Loved ones cried and embraced each other Wednesday night at the scene of an unsolved murder in North Baton Rouge. Jonathan Sam, 25, was gunned down after he intervened in an armed robbery last Thursday afternoon at G&T Tire shop on Plank Road and Erie. "I'm angry... more »
  • Money, language barrier delay hearings for 2 double murder suspects

    November 15, 2016 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Hearings set for Tuesday in the case of two men accused of a double murder got delayed after one’s defense attorneys withdrew and the other’s said they are at a stand-still because of money and a language barrier. Ernesto Alonso and Frank Garcia are... more »
  • Georgia father guilty of murder in hot car death

    November 14, 2016 3:24 PM

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Georgia father has been found guilty of murder in the 2014 death of his toddler son who perished after being left in a hot car. A jury reached its verdict Monday in the trial of Justin Ross Harris. The former Home Depot web developer's 22-month-old son,... more »
  • Decomposed body found on Napoleon Street identified

    November 6, 2016 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A body found decomposed on Napoleon Street on Sunday has been identified, BRPD reported on Monday. According to BRPD, the body has been identified as 36-year-old Marquell Gardner. According to BRPD, Gardner's last known address was located in LaPlace. Officers say a passerby noticed a... more »
  • Judge: DA can still prosecute suspect in retaliation murder case

    November 4, 2016 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has denied an attempt by the defense team of Jace Crehan to block the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office from prosecuting his client. The defense contends that since a prosecutor testified in grand jury proceedings indicting Crehan on charges he killed the man... more »
  • All ready for trial next month in shooting of ex-Saints star

    November 2, 2016 2:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors and attorneys for the man accused of killing New Orleans Saints star Will Smith say they're ready for trial next month on charges including second-degree murder. Lawyers said after a hearing Wednesday that they expect about 100 potential jurors to be called to court Dec. 1... more »
  • Third suspect arrested in murder at event rental hall

    October 31, 2016 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The third suspect in a murder at the Renaissance Center earlier this month was arrested after being identified by other suspects. Alvin Donahue, 19, was booked into jail on murder charges. Investigators said Donahue was the one that fired the shots, killing Youlanda Hunter. Already, Marquise... more »
  • Bond denied for murder suspect in 25-year-old cold case

    October 31, 2016 1:36 PM

    IBERVILLE - A judge has denied bond for a man who was arrested for two counts of second degree murder in a 25-year-old cold case. Bond was denied for 61-year-old Tommy Francise who was arrested in Lafayette around 4 a.m. last Thursday . He was transported to Iberville Parish... more »
  • 24-year-old arrested for attempted murder in Wednesday morning shooting

    October 30, 2016 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 24-year-old man was arrested for attempted second degree murder in connection to a shooting that occurred on Cletus Dr. early Wednesday morning. Officials said on Oct. 26, around 12:30 a.m., police were dispatched to Cletus Dr. in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, officials... more »
  • Iberville Parish man charged in decades old cold case murders Play Video

    October 27, 2016 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators in Iberville Parish say an arrest has been made Thursday in two decades old cold case murders. According to Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi, 61-year-old Tommy Francise was arrested in Lafayette around 4 a.m. Thursday. He was transported to Iberville Parish and was later booked... more »
  • Double shooting at nightclub kills one

    October 23, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are investigating a double shooting where one person died outside a North Foster Drive nightclub overnight. Christopher Edwards, 30, Port Allen, was shot in the torso area and died. A 35-year-old woman was also shot and taken to a hospital. She is expected to survive,... more »
  • Sprinter exploring ways to mentor youth after daughter's death

    October 21, 2016 10:00 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay says he will help explore ways to mentor youth in Lexington after the shooting death of his 15-year-old daughter over the weekend. Gay said in a statement released Friday that he's determined his daughter's death won't be "senseless. We must come together as... more »
  • One man dead after shooting on Alaska Street

    October 19, 2016 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD homicide detectives are investigating a Wednesday night shooting on Alaska Street that left one man dead. According to a BRPD spokesperson, it happened on the 2700 block of Alaska Street near an apartment around 8:30 p.m. 27-year-old Demond Johnson was shot multiple times and died... more »
  • Man with deformed skull charged with arson, attempted murder

    October 19, 2016 2:45 PM

    MIAMI - Police say a 31-year-old man with a severely deformed skull faces arson and attempted first-degree murder charges. Miami police officers wrote in an incident report that Carlos Rodriguez was sitting in his backyard on Monday when they arrived to investigate a fire inside a duplex attached to a... more »

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