January 22, 2013 7:04 PM
Today, the victim of a fatal shooting on Hilda Street was identified as 20-year-old Jordan Melancon, of Lafayette. Jordan leaves behind two children; an 18-month and 4-month old child. Courtney Gothe, who is the mother of one of Melancon children says, "I was shocked, he doesn't do anybody anything. He... more »
December 28, 2012 7:35 PM
Citizens in Abbeville say they want to take back their community after what they're calling "senseless violence."
It has been a violent year in the City of Abbeville, 8 murders, still several unsolved. "It could be anyone at anytime that lose their life over nothing."
Lawrence Levy is... more »
December 21, 2012 1:37 AM
An Abbeville man was found murdered in his South Lamar Street home Thursday. Family members identify the victim as 25 year old Darrell Broussard (pictured). Broussard's own mother made the grim discovery.
"She saw a footprint on the door and the door was kicked in," said Abbeville City Councilman... more »
October 25, 2012 7:25 AM
PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - Officials have recovered the car owned by an elderly Lamar County woman who was murdered over the weekend. Sheriff Danny Rigel tells The Hattiesburg American Ada Smith's white 1993 Buick was found hidden in a swampy area near Slidell, La., at around noon Wednesday. The 95-year-old... more »
October 10, 2012 8:05 AM
HARVEY, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish has seen a decline in homicides so far this year compared with 2011. The Advocate reports the sheriff's office released crimes statistics Tuesday that show a nearly 40 percent decrease in homicides in unincorporated Jefferson Parish so far in 2012 compared with 2011. By... more »
September 26, 2012 6:14 AM
Rayne police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened late Tuesday night. Officers were notified of shots being fired on the 700 block of Reynolds street around 9:30pm. Later that night an unidentified male was found dead on the 700 block of Chappuis street.
If anyone has information on... more »
September 25, 2012 7:06 PM
Two men are charged with attempting to run over three Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputies with a vehicle Sunday. Rocky Salazar is charged with attempted first degree murder, Captain Ryan Turner with the Sheriff's Office said he was the driver of the vehicle. Dale Delcambre is charged with principal to attempted... more »
September 17, 2012 7:18 PM
Eunice Police are painting a clearer picture of the events leading up to the murder of a Eunice woman over the weekend. Police arrested her husband, Robert Lee Heard, on Saturday and charged him with murder. Heard is accused of stabbing his wife, 35-year-old Demetra Doyle Heard.
Police Chief... more »
September 16, 2012 10:00 PM
More information is coming to light about Robert Heard's criminal past. The Eunice man is accused of stabbing and killing his wife, Demetra Doyle Heard, early Saturday morning.
"Earlier, even as a juvenile he has a very violent past," said Eunice Deputy Chief of Police Varden Guillory, Sr. "He... more »
September 5, 2012 9:43 AM
"I basically lost my whole family besides my other two kids I have. I can't believe it sometimes and I hope I'll wake up."
Russell Lambert Senior is mourning the loss of three of his sons who died this year. In a span of three months Lambert and his... more »
September 4, 2012 11:27 PM
A murder suspect is still on the loose Tuesday, as Lafayette police and the U.S. Marshals are asking the public for help in the search for 32-year-old Carl Phillips. He's accused of shooting and killing John Dean of Baton Rouge on July 29th in the 600 block of Goldman Street... more »
August 19, 2012 9:24 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Life in prison is the only option when two women are formally sentenced Aug. 24 for the death of one woman's husband. Robin Little Davis and Carol Noland Saltzman were convicted in May of second-degree murder of Bryan Davis. He was shot four times on... more »
August 2, 2012 11:11 PM
A new document was filed into court today in the case of the State of Louisiana versus Brandon Scott Lavergne. Assistant District Attorney Keith Stutes filed a "Disclosure, Production, Notice to Defendant, and Request for State's Discovery". In it, he outlines what information is available to the defendant's attorneys, but... more »
July 18, 2012 11:19 PM
The grand jury decision on Brandon Lavergne was bittersweet for the Shunick family and volunteers. There was shock and tears at volunteer headquarters as the murder indictments came down for Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate.
Mickey's father, Tom Shunick, said he was not surprised but sees hope dwindling that... more »
July 5, 2012 6:25 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a woman in the shooting death of her live-in boyfriend in 2009. The Advocate reports that Mary Henderson Trahan was convicted of second-degree murder in Lafayette Parish in 2010 in the death of George Barbu. An... more »
May 18, 2012 9:05 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Boyce mother and her boyfriend face murder charges in connection with the death of the woman's 21-month-old child. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say 24-year-old Jaymes Lamar Harris and 20-year-old Porshia LaRue Miller have been booked with second-degree murder. Deputy Stephen Phillips tells The Town Talk... more »
May 11, 2012 9:05 AM
WAGGAMAN, La. (AP) - It will take an inventory before the loss can be calculated, but officials say burglars made off with a substantial amount from 70 freight train cars. Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies told WDSU-TV Thursday that the Union Pacific Rail Road train cars were discovered to have been... more »
April 27, 2012 10:13 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge woman accused of shooting a man in February, stealing his bike, riding a few blocks and then fatally shooting another man has been indicted on murder and attempted murder charges. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 29-yeaer-old... more »
April 12, 2012 12:15 AM
A Lafayette murder case will be featured on national television this weekend. Robert Stanley was shot and killed during a home invasion and robbery back in 2005. The case went unsolved for nearly three years, until DNA evidence helped detectives make a break in the case. The ins and outs... more »
April 5, 2012 11:19 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - State Judge Mike Canaday says prosecutors must release a victim's Social Security number to defense counsel for a Lake Charles man accused of murder. The American Press reports 49-year-old Jon Wray Baumberger allegedly killed his wife, 48-year-old Treasa Mae Williams, on Dec. 5, 2010, at... more »
March 30, 2012 10:01 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 44-year-old Woodworth man has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge by a Rapides Parish grand jury in the October 2011 death of his wife. Donald Pickney, originally was charged in a bill of information with manslaughter, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 40... more »
March 22, 2012 7:12 AM
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - A Florida teenager, temporarily residing in the Slidell area, has been booked with the murder of his brother. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain says 18-year-old Stuart Tomlinson on Wednesday was booked into the parish jail with one count of second-degree murder. Tomlinson was living with... more »
March 6, 2012 8:53 AM
The Louisiana Supreme Court will review an appellate court's ruling last year that overturned a Lafayette Parish jury's guilty verdict against Mary Henderson Trahan, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2009 shooting death of her boyfriend. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/zfCOAD ) the high court last week granted... more »
March 5, 2012 6:17 PM
Brandi Mitchell's boyfriend, 30-year-old Russell Lambert Junior, was found dead around 2:00 in the morning at the corner of Moss Street and Donlon Avenue on Monday. Detectives say he was stabbed once. "They didn't have to kill him, he had kids and a family," said Mitchell. Mitchell says Lambert got... more »
March 4, 2012 7:30 PM
The Duson man allegedly beaten by his partner has died. Randy Bordelon passed away at a Lafayette Hospital Sunday afternoon. According to Duson Police, Bordelon's partner, Clayton Matthews Jr., called paramedics saying Bordelon fell and hit his head. After an investigation, Matthews was initially charged with attempted 2nd degree murder,... more »
March 3, 2012 6:01 PM
An arrest was made today after Duson Police was notified this morning of a patient in ICU with blunt trauma to the head. Clayton Matthews, Jr. was arrested for 2nd Degree Murder after police investigated the incident and found the suspect attempted to murder his life partner. Matthews was booked... more »
February 29, 2012 7:12 PM
Police may be one step closer to solving the so called Jennings Eight Case. Relatives of one of the victims, Laconia Muggy Brown, said they believe officers were on Spencer Street investigating Brown's murder Monday night.
Gail Brown said since her sister Laconia was murdered in may of 2008,... more »
February 29, 2012 12:06 AM
The unsolved murders of 8 women in Jeff Davis Parish will be featured on national television Wednesday night. A crew with the TV show Dark Minds was in Jennings this past year, working to find out more information about the cases.
"I go out and I try to dredge... more »
February 21, 2012 8:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man accused of killing his estranged ex-girlfriend and her teenage son has been indicted with two counts of second-degree murder. The Times-Picayune reports that 45-year-old Keith Tate was originally booked with first-degree murder for the deaths of 36-year-old Kywanda Butcher and her 13-year-old... more »
January 31, 2012 11:23 PM
Youngsville police are still looking Tuesday night for a home invasion suspect, while the other remains behind bars. Police arrested 22-year-old Gregory Lemelle early Tuesday morning. Police say officers located Lemelle hiding a few blocks from the scene after the homeowner fired two shots through the door to scare off... more »
January 26, 2012 10:14 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A man accused of shooting his wife to death in May 2010 has had his murder trial postponed until April. The Town Talk reports Joseph Anton Chehardy Jr. was indicted in July 2010 on a second-degree murder charge after 43-year-old Janeva Lasyone Chehardy was found shot... more »
January 20, 2012 9:49 AM
JESUIT BEND, La. (AP) - A 72-year-old man found murdered in his Jesuit Bend home is the first homicide in Plaquemines Parish since 2009. Sheriff Michael Lafrance says deputies went to the man's home Thursday morning, where they found him in a pool of blood by the front door. Deputies... more »
January 17, 2012 9:56 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say two people will not be arrested after shooting three drug dealers and killing one, because they fired in self-defense. Police spokesman, Cpl. L'Jean McKneely says 25-year-old Robert Heard was shot and killed Saturday after he and two other men tried to rob 26-year-old... more »
January 6, 2012 7:54 PM
A Lafayette shooting ends with one man dead. Officials said his hospitalized brother is responsible. The shooting happened last night at a residence on Bernice Ave. in Bendel Gardens.
Lafayette resident Sherry Thomas said, "never ever expected anything like this is in this neighborhood."
Thomas grew up on... more »
December 22, 2011 12:10 PM
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a woman in connection to a murder in Lake Charles.
On December 21, at approximately 7:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to 5763 California Trail in Lake Charles, after receiving a 911 call from Darlene I. Sias, 52, who stated she found her... more »
December 6, 2011 7:12 PM
A break in a St. Mary Parish murder investigation. Sheriff's deputies arrested 38-year-old Darby Mack Frickey Monday night around 8:00 pm on charges of second degree murder of Mark Berthelot.
Berthelot's body was found in a cane field off Highway 317 about three weeks ago. And even though there... more »
November 21, 2011 7:16 PM
A Breaux Bridge family wants justice after 83 year old Jessie Messex is murdered. Officials say the the suspects are Messex's own daughter and granddaughter. Bertha Borque last spoke to Jessie, her stepmother, on Wednesday just a few hours before she was allegedly strangled to death by her own daughter... more »
November 16, 2011 7:48 PM
Police said an 83 year old Lafayette business owner was allegedly killed by one of his own employees. Police are charging 36 year old Detrick Harris with second degree murder in connection with this case.
Neighbors said the victim, James Bunn has owned Lafayette Shoe Repair for quite... more »
October 20, 2011 11:38 PM
A high profile murder trial comes to a close in Lafayette Thursday with what some are calling an unexpected outcome. This is the second time 22-year-old Troydell Simmons appeared in court, accused of shooting a Carencro man in the head in July 2009. While the first time ended in a... more »
October 19, 2011 11:12 PM
Opelousas Police arrested a suspect Wednesday night, wanted on several charges, including attempted murder and armed robbery. Officers arrested Darrell Young at a motel around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. He was wanted in connection with a shooting last month that sent an Opelousas man to the hospital. more »
October 6, 2011 11:37 PM
An arrest could be made soon in the seven year murder investigation of 62-year-old Carrie Billeaud. The New Iberia Sheriff's Office confirms it has a person of interest, and have presented its case to the District Attorney's Office. But as of Thursday, Sheriff Louis Ackal said this is still an... more »
September 23, 2011 6:23 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 32-year-old woman has been sentenced to five years for her involvement in an insurance scheme that led to a murder in 2004. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon on Thursday sentenced Maria Samuels who pleaded guilty. The scheme involved her brother and a murder-for-hire... more »
September 16, 2011 7:34 PM
A Lafayette Parish cold case reopens and the accused murderer is found guilty, twenty two years after the crime. The jury unanimously found Louis George guilty of second degree murder.
Prosecutors said Michelle Steven was at home when George beat and strangled her, leaving her in a coma for... more »
August 24, 2011 11:31 PM
A five-year-old murder case comes to a close in Lafayette. Relatives of Ashley Barker, who was found shot to death in 2006, speak out for the first time about the murder and the plea deal that was reached.
"If there is such a thing as closure, I think this... more »
August 24, 2011 6:55 PM
Police said they dropped off a man at a hospital for a mental evaluation. A few hours later neighbors said he was back home and allegedly killed his girlfriend. It happened on North Meyers Drive in Lafayette Tuesday night.
Residents said they think the suspect has mental issues, but... more »
August 16, 2011 11:35 PM
In Iberia Parish, a trial is underway for the murder of 72 year old Sidney Long, who was shot and killed inside his New Iberia Gun & Pawn shop back in 2008.
Defendent Easton Francisco's trial for first-degree murder began Tuesday. He waived his right to appear in court... more »
August 15, 2011 11:29 PM
A Thibodaux man remains in the in the Lafourche Parish Jail on $5 million bond after police say he decapitated his disabled seven-year-old son. Investigators say 30-year-old Jeremiah Lee Wright confessed to murdering his son, Jori Lirette, Sunday afternoon.
Police found the boy's head near the street in front... more »
July 8, 2011 11:30 PM
Jennings Police were still searching Friday night for a killer they say shot a man several times, killing him in his own home. It happened just after 2:00 Friday morning on Hobart Street near Division. Family and friends are now looking for closure. Who killed 29-year-old David Deshotel? Jennings Police... more »
July 3, 2011 1:18 PM
On July 3, 2011, at approximately 1:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to 130 Northern Avenue regarding a shooting. When officers arrived, they discovered the victim, a 36 year old male of Lafayette, lying on the ground with 2 gunshot wounds to the chest. According to witnesses, the victim and the... more »
June 23, 2011 11:29 PM
New details on a mysterious murder in Texas that left a Lafayette family wondering what happened to their loved one. Nine months after Lafayette native Greg Fleniken's death, the truth is finally brought to light.
On September 16, 2010, police found Fleniken's body in his hotel room at the... more »
June 9, 2011 10:18 AM
CLINTON, La. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a Jackson, La., man of second-degree murder in the death of a man who was beaten, run over by a car and set on fire while he was still alive. The jury in Clinton returned the verdict Wednesday in favor of 54-year-old... more »
June 8, 2011 10:22 PM
More information about Tuesday's double murder suicide surfaces only a day after the shooting in downtown Ville Platte. One of the first witnesses on the scene describes what happened in an exclusive interview with KATC, and the shooter's family issues a statement about the incident.
The witnesses doesn't want... more »
June 8, 2011 12:18 AM
It was a tragic end to a sordid past for Ville Platte insurance agent Melvin Lavergne. After over 40 years in the insurance business, he'd recently faced several investigations and an arrest. It was all leading up to Tuesday's double murder suicide in Ville Platte.
"Today around one o'clock... more »
June 5, 2011 11:01 AM
GIBSON, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputies say an investigation into the death of a 24-year-old man found face down in a Gibson waterway more than a month ago has stalled. Jamon Lutcher was found by a fisherman in late April in a canal off U.S. Highway 90.... more »
June 4, 2011 10:54 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to participating in a murder-for-hire plot has been sentenced to life in prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Erick Dewayne Crain pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the death of Ernest Luttrell. The Times reports that state District Judge John Mosely sentenced Crain to... more »
May 16, 2011 11:26 PM
Eunice Police say a man was shot and killed by his step father in front of his family Saturday afternoon on Acadia Street.
Vivian Doucet said she was enjoying a family cook-out with her children and husband, 32-year-old Gary Keith Doucet, until there came a disturbance from her mother-in-law's... more »
May 7, 2011 11:29 PM
A murder investigation underway in Ville Platte.
According to Evangeline Today.com http://evangelinetoday.com/view/full_story/13167848/article-Robbery-turned-shooting-claims-the-life-of-one?instance=home_news_lead it all started with an armed robbery at a nail salon on West Main Street Friday night. The paper reports a man broke into the business and fired several shots, hitting the store owner who later died.... more »
April 18, 2011 11:07 PM
A family in Sunset is crying out for justice, three weeks after their brother's murder. Corneil Landry was killed on March 27, but law enforcement still haven't found the suspected murderer.
Not a day goes by that Carolyn Landry-Pugh doesn't think about her baby brother.
"He was hard... more »
April 12, 2011 10:18 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A judge has ordered a Minden woman charged with fatally stabbing an airman at Barksdale Air Force Base to undergo a mental evaluation to determine if she is competent to stand trial. Defense attorneys said Monday that Kimethia Coleman cannot communicate with them about the 2010... more »
April 11, 2011 7:16 PM
After serving more than 16 years in Angola Prison, a St. Martinville man wants the murder he was found guilty of re-tried. The murder happened in 1995. Jeff Haggins was 17 when he stabbed Karl Chastant outside a St. Martinville bar. Haggins was sentenced to life in prison in December... more »
April 8, 2011 7:40 PM
A jury in Evangeline Parish finds 34 year old Ordesto Toussaint guilty of 2nd degree murder. He was charged with three counts: 2nd degree murder, theft of a vehicle and simple arson. The charges were all in connection with the murder of 18 year old Elizabeth Fontenot. She was killed... more »
April 5, 2011 7:04 PM
A Lafayette man who allegedly took part in the murder of one of his own family members pleaded not guilty this morning. Gregory Lemelle Jr. is facing principle to second-degree murder charges. Court documents say he allegedly assisted Andre Bernard in shooting Rickey Blackwell. The incident happened in January of... more »
March 24, 2011 11:15 PM
New developments Thursday in the McKinley Street murder trial. Thursday District Judge Jules Edwards denied a request to reduce bail for 22-year-old Ian Trahan, one of the suspects in the beating death of a UL student, 20-year-old Kenneth Donnelly Jr., back in October 2010.
"Yes we are definitely in... more »
March 23, 2011 11:46 PM
A murder suspect is found dead in St. Landry Parish Wednesday afternoon, over two weeks after the crime was committed. The family of the victim, Shantell Williams, said despite knowing who's responsible for their sister's death, they still don't feel like justice has been served.
"It's like the moment... more »
March 23, 2011 7:04 PM
Melissa Long is finding some closure after the youngest of three suspects in the murder of her father, Sidney Long, is sentenced. Akeem Evans entered a plea deal Tuesday. He plead to manslaughter instead of first degree murder. He was sentenced to 40 years hard labor.
But, Melissa and... more »
February 10, 2011 8:17 PM
Two men are now behind bars, charged with first degree murder. This, three months after the murder took place. It was November 6, 2010 when a patrolling Lafayette police officer found 43 year old Thomas Jolivette's body. It was dumped in an alley near a dumpster behind the Piggly Wiggly... more »
February 10, 2011 11:20 AM
Press Release- Lafayette Police have arrested Wesley James Monroe, Jr. (29) of Lafayette and Jermain Ason (18) of Lafayette, charging both men with 1st Degree Murder in connection with the November 6, 2010, death of Thomas Jolivette. Monroe is also being charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and Armed Robbery regarding an... more »
January 25, 2011 8:09 PM
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A Bossier City woman being held on negligent homicide charges in the death of her 5-year-old stepdaughter has seen the charge upgraded to first-degree murder. On Tuesday, Bossier Parish Undersheriff Doyle Dempsey said the charges were upgraded because his investigators feel Catherine Murray Lowe intended... more »
January 20, 2011 9:08 AM
Three men have been arrested in connection with the Mckinley Street murder that left a UL Student dead. 20-year-old
Kenneth Donnelly Junior was found beaten to death in his home on October 28th and his roomate was severely beaten.
Police are expecting release more specifics on the arrests,... more »
December 27, 2010 9:28 PM
HARVEY, La. (AP) - Five teenage suspects who said they were "looking for someone to rob" are in custody following a police chase after a 39-year-old man was shot to death, the Jefferson Parish sheriff's office said. "These five thugs, who just decided to choose these people as victims, walked... more »
December 15, 2010 10:56 AM
The preliminary report is back on the autopsy of Dr. Robert Chastant. The coroner, Dr. Carl Ditch, says the cause of death appears to be multiple blunt force trama to the head and neck. It has been ruled a homicide. Ditch says the doctor was assaulted by a blunt object,... more »
December 14, 2010 4:27 PM
Monday 8:00 am - Dr. Robert Chastant left his home and is believed to have driven to his horse stables.
9:00 am- Missing persons report filed after Chastant does not report to work.
10:00 am- Chastant's vehicle found in New Iberia's Walmart parking lot.
9:00 pm -... more »
December 14, 2010 11:30 AM
Press Release: Sheriff Louis Ackal stated that on December 13, 2010 at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing person. It was reported to the Sheriff's Office that Dr. Robert Chastant (DOB 12/23/1950 Height 5'11" Weight 195) was due to report to his... more »
December 7, 2010 6:30 PM
Opelousas Police are still looking for the man who ran over a bicyclist and then beat him to death. Police say, Tyrone Mitchell was riding his bike on Adams St. Sunday night in Opelousas, when a dark colored oldsmobile with large rims hit him. That's when the driver of that... more »
December 6, 2010 9:52 PM
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A woman who hired an Oklahoma City handyman for remodeling projects and became his friend told a North Dakota jury Monday that the man told her about a plan to beat a Fargo dentist with a hammer, but she didn't think he was serious. Michael Nakvinda... more »
December 6, 2010 5:02 PM
Lake Charles, LA - Around 11:00 p.m. last night 911 received a call from a man at a house located on Sam Houston Jones Parkway in Moss Bluff regarding an unresponsive woman in the house. When deputies arrived they discovered a woman deceased in the master bedroom. The investigation revealed... more »
December 1, 2010 5:54 PM
Two weeks after John Snyder was found guilty of second degree murder, he was back in court for an acquittal hearing. The acquittal was denied. Snyder was found guilty of killing his girlfriend Davina Chapman, a Krotz Springs native. She was discovered dead in July of 2009. Prosecutors said Snyder... more »
November 29, 2010 9:55 PM
NORCO, La. (AP) - Four teenagers have been arrested in the death of a 78-year-old Norco woman who apparently was killed in a robbery attempt. St. Charles Parish sheriff's spokesman, Capt. Patrick Yoes, says two 16-year-old boys were booked Monday with first-degree murder in the slaying of Mary N. Mule... more »
November 21, 2010 4:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide. Officer Garry Flot says the bodies of 55-year-old woman Clara Anderson and and her husband, 66-year-old Alfred Anderson, were found Sunday inside their Marigny Street home. Flot says the woman had been stabbed to death, and the man... more »
November 20, 2010 3:05 PM
Press Release: Shortly before midnight, Crowley Police responded to a shooting call in the 1100 block of West 7th Street. Upon officers arrival, they located a black male who had been shot in the driveway of a residence. Officers and ambulance personnel rendered aid to the victim who later died... more »
November 17, 2010 7:27 PM
In his own words tonight, we hear why a man killed his four roommates in Lake Charles over Memorial Day weekend. KATC obtained a taped confession where 52-year old Lee Roy Williams Junior talks about what made him snap. Williams admitted to beating, stabbing and shooting Terry Banks, Jessica Eugene,... more »
November 17, 2010 7:20 PM
Almost a year and half after Krotz Springs native...Davina Chapman's body was found under a bridge in Point Coupee Parish. Chapman's family and friends came face to face with Chapman's alleged killer John Snyder in court. Chapman's Aunt, Denise Kimbell, said " I thought he loved her and he's like... more »
November 15, 2010 8:59 AM
A trial is expected to begin this week in the Davina Chapman murder case.
John Snyder, the man accused of killing the Krotz Springs-Native faces a second-degree murder charge in Pointe Coupee Parish. That's where his girlfriend's body was found at the base of the four mile bridge back... more »
November 9, 2010 7:10 PM
Major developments today in the Labor Day quadruple murder out of Lake Charles. Just two-and-a-half months after the brutal killings... the suspect pleads guilty and gets his sentence. This case moved quickly because the families and all parties involved agreed life in prison with no chance of parole was a... more »
November 4, 2010 12:00 AM
Opelousas Police are investigating a murder-suicide. Police Chief Perry Gallow says it was the result of a domestic altercation between a husband and wife.
Police were called to a home near South Street and Liberty Street at 8:00 Wednesday night for reports of a kidnapping, then moments later a... more »
October 30, 2010 10:35 PM
Lafayette police are still searching for suspects in the murder of a UL freshmen.
20-year old Kenny Donnelly, a member of the National Guard from Alexandria was killed after being attacked in his home on Mckinley Street Thursday.
A roommate of his, also 20 years old and from... more »
October 29, 2010 9:57 PM
DE KALB, Ill. (AP) - Police in Illinois say they have filed charges of first-degree murder against a man in the slaying of 18-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller. DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen told The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle Friday night that 34-year-old William Curl of Dekalb has... more »
October 29, 2010 2:50 AM
The young man murdered at his home on McKinley Street in Lafayette has been identified as Kenny Donnelly Jr. (left), of Alexandria. The 20 year old was a freshman at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and was a member of the National Guard.
"Kenny was a great guy,... more »
October 28, 2010 4:42 PM
A young man is dead; his room mate critically wounded after a violent incident on Mckinley Street near the UL campus: The victims live in a yellow beige one story house and shortly after 2 o'clock on Thursday another room mate came home and found the two had been attacked.... more »
October 22, 2010 10:51 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - State District Judge Mike Canaday ordered Judge Wilford Carter removed from attempted murder cases pending against four men accused of shooting at a police lieutenant whom Carter has publicly criticized. Canaday's ruling came Wednesday during a hearing at which Lake Charles Police Lt. Arnold Bellow... more »
October 21, 2010 11:53 AM
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Two additional murder charges were filed Thursday against a man suspected in stabbings across three states including Michigan, where five men were killed. Elias Abuelazam was charged in the deaths of Darwin Marshall, 43, in Flint on July 26 and Frank Kellybrew, 60, in Flint Township... more »
October 14, 2010 11:35 AM
The F. B. I. is offering up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara. Guevara, 22, is a suspect in the February 2008 murder of Wanda Barton in her mobile home in the Jessie James Mobile Home Park in Lake Charles being investigated by... more »
October 7, 2010 9:39 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Caddo Parish grand jury on Thursday indicted a 71-year-old woman accused of paying someone $1,000 to kill her husband so she could sell his land. Bobbie Loretta Luttrell faces one count of first-degree murder in the July 25 death of her husband, Ernest Luttrell, 73.... more »