Murder

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 23, 2018 - 10:03 pm
Police are investigating what Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard calls a bizarre murder. It started when Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Officials contacted Livingston detectives. "Detectives with the Ascension Parish SO were working a Missing Persons Case," according to a news release. "Information...
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June 30, 2018 - 11:39 pm
(AP) — Just days after the state's high court ordered a new trial, a New Orleans woman convicted of murdering her abusive husband has received a bond low enough to get out of jail. The Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday voted 6-1 for a new trial in Catina Curley's case. The court said Curley's...
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June 26, 2018 - 2:51 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a 17-year-old boy who was shot in the head has died. News outlets report that officers responded to an aggravated battery by shooting around 9:40 p.m. on Monday. A police release says officers arrived and found the teenager suffering from a gunshot wound to...
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Jurors in St. Tammany Parish jury found Margaret Stockstill guilty of second degree murder in the death of her best friend’s fiancé. Prosecutors convinced the panel that the 33-year-old defendant shot and killed 27-year-old Cody Couch after he went out with his friends April 14, 2017, and didn't...
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Cops say a woman charged with killing a man in Baton Rouge may soon face the same charges in New Orleans. A warrant for 50-year-old Meshell Hale of Slaughter, Louisiana says she had Google searches that implecate her. Those allegedly included “how common is barium poisoning”, “How bad does Barium...
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Cops say a four-year-old girl and her dad died in double shooting in LaPlace. "On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 8:56 p.m., St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Joe Parquet Circle in LaPlace after receiving several calls of shots fired," according to a news release. It says...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 23, 2018 - 9:56 am
Police say a Sunday night shooting left a teenage boy dead and the child's mother wounded. "Deputies responded to a 911 complaint of a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Lynn Drive in Paradis, LA," according to Corporal James Grimaldi with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office. "Deputies...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 13, 2018 - 6:53 am
Authorities have booked a suspect in St. John Parish Jail after a woman died from her injuries after being doused in hot oil. "Stacey Williams Sylvester, 56, of LaPlace has been charged with murder after she threw hot oil on a woman that led to her death," the St. John Sheriff's office said in an...
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