Murder

August 15, 2019 - 1:31 pm
( KNX ) - Los Angeles jury finds man guilty of stabbing two women to death in their homes and the attempted murder of a third. Jurors were given the case of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo on Thursday and are scheduled to begin deliberating Monday. Earlier Thursday in the prosecution's rebuttal to the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 06, 2019 - 6:35 am
Jefferson Parish deputies got calls of gunfire on the Westbank Monday night. "Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide and shooting that occurred around 10:30pm," Captain Jason Rivarde said in a new release. The call came from Pailet...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 01, 2019 - 7:37 am
New Orleans is not the murder capital of the country, but it is among the top three most murderous cities in America. The murder rate in New Orleans was 40.6 per 100,000. That's based on 2017 killings, the last full year nationwide with full statistics available. Baltimore, Maryland is number two...
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Cops responding to a car crash discovered a murder in St. John the Baptist Parish. "Detectives with the St. John Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a double homicide," authorities posted to Facebook. "Both subjects had been shot." When deputies looked inside the car that crashed into a...
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A woman is dead after she was shot on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish, then the car used to take her to the hospital broke down over the Mississippi River. "Shortly after 1:00 am, deputies were notified of a shooting victim on the Crescent City Connection who was inside a disabled vehicle. The...
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OPSO
Thomas Perumean
July 23, 2019 - 6:51 am
Suspected killer Roosevelt Iglus has accepted a guilty plea in the killing of Muhiyidin d'Baha. He is expected to get 17-years in prison when sentenced. Iglus is accused of fatally shooting a social justice activist on a Treme street in February 2018. His victim, Muhiyidin Moye, was a 32-year-old...
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UPDATE at 10:50am: Apparent suspect found dead Police say a woman shot and killed a man in Livingston Parish Sunday night. "Just after 8:00p on July 21, 2019, deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Pinecrest Dr. in Denham Springs in reference to a shooting,"...
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A Northshore father will go to prison for the rest of his life for killing his newborn son. "A St. Tammany Parish jury found Anthony Dearmas, 27, of New Orleans, guilty Friday (July 19) of first-degree murder in the death of his son, 6-week-old Karter Smith," District Attorney Warren Montgomery...
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BRPD
Thomas Perumean
July 15, 2019 - 5:19 am
Police in Louisiana say the founder of an African American history museum has been found dead in the trunk of a car. Baton Rouge police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said her body was found Friday afternoon. The Advocate reports the coroner ruled her cause of death to be "traumatic asphyxia, including...
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