Murder

May 12, 2017 - 9:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez sounded as if he thought he would soon be freed in his last conversation with his fiancee before he killed himself. Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez says in an interview on “Dr. Phil” scheduled to air next week that he said “Daddy’s going to be home ... I...
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May 03, 2017 - 7:15 am
(AP) _ A 28-year-old woman charged in the deaths of her two children has a new trial date. News outlets report Judge Robin Pittman set Aug. 7 as the start of the capital murder trial of Chelsea Thornton. It's the fifth trial date set since her arrest in 2012. New Orleans police say Thornton...
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April 30, 2017 - 6:30 am
WWL.com Reporting Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says JPSO headquarters received a call around 10:50 Saturday night from a woman who said she spotted her boyfriend through his front window lying on the floor inside his apartment. Deputies met the woman at the scene in the 1100 block of...
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April 30, 2017 - 6:16 am
WWL.com Reporting New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday night in the 9200 block of Airline Highway. Third District officers responded to a call of a male shot about 11:15 p.m. They arrived to find an unresponsive 27-year-old man lying face up on the ground in...
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April 27, 2017 - 3:37 pm
WWL.com Reporting A bill to provide parole eligibility for juveniles convicted of murder has been approved by the state Senate. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor says his proposal would bring Louisiana in line with a 2012 Supreme Court decision that prohibits juvenile offenders from receiving life...
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April 27, 2017 - 11:45 am
(WWL.com) A bill to provide parole eligibility for juveniles convicted of murder has been approved by the state Senate. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor says his proposal would bring Louisiana in line with a 2012 Supreme Court decision that prohibits juvenile offenders from receiving life sentences...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 19, 2017 - 7:13 am
A barrage of gunfire in Gentilly killed a woman outside a home Tuesday night. Another woman was wounded outside the house. A man inside was also shot and injured. "The NOPD is investigating a fatal triple shooting," the NOPD said in a news release. It happened in the 2200 block of Athis Street. "At...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:46 am
(AP / WWL.com) Authorities say a 52-year-old Metairie man is in custody, accused of stabbing another man to death in the rear parking lot of a Metairie bar. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the crime happened around 11 p.m. Thursday outside the Westgate Tavern. The bar is half a block off...
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April 09, 2017 - 5:48 am
WWL.com Reporting New Orleans Police are investigating a Saturday afternoon fatal shooting in Mid-City About 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 600 block of South Scott Street, two blocks off of Tulane Avenue. They arrived to find a man suffering from multiple gunshot...
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Chris Miller
April 05, 2017 - 6:53 am
Three months into 2017 and crime is up in New Orleans. An early look at the crime numbers by local crime analyst Jeff Asher shows New Orleans logged 40 homicides this year through the end of March. Last year, that had been 32 by the end of the quarter. "So obviously that's a big jump," said Asher...
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