Murder suspect's mom, girlfriend booked for lying to authorities
BATON ROUGE – Two people have been arrested for lying to authorities about what they knew about a suspect connected to a murder investigation.
Tranisha Hopes and Natasha Tate face obstruction of justice charges related to the search for Donte Tate. Donte Tate is one of three people authorities suspect had a role in the murder of Jonathan Besson, 29.
Besson was murdered inside his apartment on South Sherwood Forest Monday morning.
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Already, 22-year-old Cardale Linson and 25-year-old Jamarcus Tate have been arrested in connection to the case.
Authorities said they questioned Hopes and Natasha Tate about the whereabouts of Donte Tate and a surveillance team saw them at Donte Tate's hideout, which is also Tranisha Hopes' apartment on Stumberg Lane.
When authorities searched the apartment at 5214 Stumberg, Donte Tate was gone.
In 2014, the mother and son were tied up in an investigation that resulted in charges of lying to authorities. Then, Natasha Tate and Donte Tate were accused of threatening a murder witness.
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