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  • Toddler Charged With Attempted Murder in Hiding With Family

    April 12, 2014 5:48 PM

    LAHORE, Pakistan April 9, 2014 (AP)- A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has been swept up in an attempted murder investigation that highlights the country's dysfunctional criminal justice system where even children are not immune from questionable legal decisions. The toddler was brought to court last Friday as part of an... more »
  • Family Mourns After Fiance & Father is Murdered Play Video

    October 13, 2013 9:15 PM

    The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder near Mamou. It happened before 5:00 Saturday afternoon on Reeton School Road off LA 13. Detectives say one person was shot and later died at the hospital. Saturday afternoon, Crystal Reed's life changed forever. Deputies knocking on her front... more »
  • 10th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

    July 29, 2013 7:04 AM

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana are hosting the 10th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. There will be two shows at the Cajundome Convention Center on Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th. The shows begin at 6:30 p.m., and the event includes dinner and a silent auction. Tickets... more »
  • Dickerson found guilty of second-degree murder

    June 25, 2013 8:54 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish jury has convicted a 31-year-old man of second-degree murder in the stabbing death at a DeQuincy motel. The American Press reports a jury deliberated just over an hour Monday before finding Jon Talbert Dickerson guilty in the death of 51-year-old Darrell Schaub.... more »
  • Search Intensifies for Lake Charles Murder Suspect Play Video

    June 17, 2013 7:31 PM

    The search is intensifying for a Lake Charles murder suspect. The 499th FBI Top Ten Fugitive is Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara and agents believe they're closer to locating him. Agents believe Guevara is hiding in Mexico, but he may have re-entered the United States illegally. Guevara is accused... more »
  • Warren Gautreaux Convicted In Courville Murders Play Video

    May 30, 2013 9:25 PM

    Warren Gautreaux (pictured) has been convicted of two counts of first-degree murder. He was accused of stabbing Youric and Mary Ann Courville to death in their Eunice home back in 2006. It didn't take too long to reach a verdict--only about six and a half hours. The jury came back... more »
  • Man faces murder charge in toddler's death

    May 23, 2013 8:38 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old man has been arrested, accused in the death of his girlfriend's 20-month-old son. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says Emmanuel Hernandez, a Mexican National, was booked late Tuesday after being transferred from the custody of immigration officials. The sheriff's office says Hernandez lived with... more »
  • Mom Praying for Son's Killer Play Video

    May 20, 2013 7:18 PM

    Acadia Parish Deputies identified the man who was killed Sunday in a triple shooting as 18-year-old D'Andre Goodley of Eunice. So far, no arrests have been made. The shooting happened at a gas station off LA-35 in Branch just after eight o'clock Sunday night. The two others shot... more »
  • Family Remembers Jordan Melancon

    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 »
  • Stop the Violence March Planned in Abbeville on Saturday

    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 »
  • Abbeville Police Investigating Homicide

    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 »
  • Miss. murder victim's car found in La. swamp

    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 »
  • Jefferson murder rate sees decline

    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 »
  • Shooting Investigation in Rayne

    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 »
  • Men Charged With Attempting to Run Over 3 Deputies

    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 »
  • Family of Slain Eunice Woman Say They Saw No Warning Signs

    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 »
  • Police: Suspect Robert Heard Had "Violent Past"

    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 »
  • Candlelight Vigil Scheduled for Moss Street Murder Victim

    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 »
  • Unresolved Murder Cases in Lafayette City and Parish

    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 »
  • Women's sentencing Aug. 24 in husband's murder

    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 »
  • New Court Records Reveal What DA's Office Believes Happened in Shunick, Pate Murders

    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 »
  • Lavergne Indictments Bittersweet for Shunick Family

    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 »
  • La. high court upholds murder conviction

    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 »
  • Boyce couple booked with murder in child's death

    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 »
  • 70 freight cars burglarized

    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 »
  • Woman faces murder charge in death

    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 »
  • Lafayette Murder Case To Be Featured On National TV

    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 »
  • Prosecutors asked for SS number in murder case

    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 »
  • Man indicted on murder charge in wife's death

    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 »
  • Man booked with murder of brother

    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 »
  • Murder Conviction Reviewed

    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 »
  • Body discovered near post office

    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 »
  • Man Allegedly Beaten By Partner Dies; Charges Expected To Be Upgraded

    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 »
  • Duson: Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

    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 »
  • Investigation Could Be Linked to the Jennings Eight Murder Case

    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 »
  • Jennings 8 Will Be Featured on National TV

    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 »
  • Man charged with 2nd-degree murder in NO killings

    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 »
  • Home Invasion Suspect Also Charged in Ongoing Murder Case

    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 »
  • Murder suspect's trial delayed

    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 »
  • Man, 72, is Plaquemines first murder since 2009

    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 »
  • No murder charges; man, boy fired in self-defense

    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 »
  • Fatal Lafayette Shooting Involves Two Brothers

    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 »
  • LC Wife arrested for murder after calling 911

    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 »
  • Arrest in St. Mary Murder Doesn't Mean Case Closed

    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 »
  • Family Wants Justice After 83 Year Old Woman is Allegedly Strangled to Death

    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 »
  • Elderly Man Murdered in His Own Business

    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 »
  • High Profile Murder Trial Ends With Not Guilty Verdict

    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 »
  • Opelousas Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

    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.
  • Possible Lead in 7 Year Cold Case

    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 »
  • Woman sentenced in insurance murder fraud case

    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 »
  • Lafayette Murder Solved After 22 Years

    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 »
  • Plea Deal Reached in 2006 Murder, Family Speaks Out

    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 »
  • Bizarre Murder in Lafayette Leaves Residents Stunned

    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 »
  • Pawn/Gun Shop Owner Murder Trial

    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 »
  • Mother, Community Grieves Loss of Murdered Boy

    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 »
  • Search continues for Jennings killer

    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 »
  • One Dead, One Charged with Second Degree Murder

    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 »
  • Mysterious Murder of Lafayette Man Solved

    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 »
  • Jackson man acquitted of murder

    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 »
  • One of First Witnesses Recounts Ville Platte Shootings

    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 »
  • What Could Have Led to Ville Platte Double Murder-Suicide

    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 »
  • Terrebonne Deputies: Probe of April Death Stalled

    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 »
  • Man Gets Life in Prison for Murder-for-Hire Plot

    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 »
  • Eunice Family Talks About Witnessing Murder

    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 »
  • Armed Robbery Turned Murder in Ville Platte

    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 »
  • Search for Sunset Murder Suspect

    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 »
  • Mental exam ordered for woman accused of murder

    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 »
  • St. Martinville Man Wants Re-Trial After 16 Years in Prison

    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 »
  • Toussaint Guilty Verdict

    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 »
  • Two Men Facing Murder Charges Involving Own Family Member

    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 »
  • McKinley Murder Suspect Denied Bail Reduction

    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 »
  • Update: Murder Suspect Kills Himself, Victim's Family Reaction

    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 »
  • Long Murder Suspect Sentenced

    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 »
  • Two Arrested in November Murder; Victim's Mother Speaks Out

    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 »
  • 2 Men Arrested in the Death of Thomas Jolivette

    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 »
  • Stepmother charged in child's death

    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 »
  • 3 arrested in connection with the Mckinley Street murder

    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 »
  • 5 teenagers arrested for Jefferson Parish murder

    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 »
  • Autopsy Back for Dr. Robert Chastant

    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 »
  • Timeline Released in Connection With Chastant Murder

    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 »
  • Arrest Made in Chastant Murder Case

    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 »
  • Bicyclist Beating Death

    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 »
  • Friend: ND murder-for-hire suspect discussed plan

    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 »
  • Moss Bluff Man Arrested in Wife's Murder

    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 »
  • Convicted Girlfriend Killer Tries for Acquittal

    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 »
  • 4 teens arrested in Norco woman's beating death

    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 »
  • Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

    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 »
  • Murder in Crowley Overnight

    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 »
  • Newly Released Video: Lee Roy Williams Explains Motive

    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 »
  • Davina Chapman Trial Wrapping Up

    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 »
  • John Snyder trial is expected to begin this week

    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 »
  • Williams Pleads Guilty to Four Counts of Murder

    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 »
  • Murder-Suicide in Opelousas

    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 »

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