Murder

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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SJBSO
Thomas Perumean
July 09, 2019 - 3:33 pm
A man charged with second degree murder of his brother, found incompetant to stand trial and placed in a mental institution, has disappeared. Jermaine Diggs left the facility he was housed at to go to a court ordered psychiatric appointment on Tulane Avenue June 26 and never returned. In July 2006...
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The NOPD today released crime statistics for the past three months. "The New Orleans Police Department announced today... continued reductions in violent crime in New Orleans during the 2nd quarter of 2019, including a 33-percent drop in murders and a 30-percent decline in armed robberies," the...
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New Orleans Police say gunshots rang out at the Parisite Skatepark shortly after 9:00pm. "The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred Thursday night (June 28) in the 1600 block of Pleasure Street," according to a news release. "Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male victim who was...
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A week after police brought a killing spree to an end in Metairie, the pain from the murders continues. I talked with the family of one of the victims that 22-year-old Sean Barrette allegedly gunned down. After allegedly killing a man in New Orleans East and then another in Metairie, police say...
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OPSO
Thomas Perumean
June 21, 2019 - 10:05 am
The first degree murder trial of Travis Cochran was thrown out on a technicality after a short blip of video showed investigators asking Cochran about probation violations. Cochran was indicted over four years ago. He's accused of killing Ahmad Sheppard in 2013 during an home invasion robbery in...
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