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LaKendra Wesley pleads guilty to knife slaying

LaKendra Wesley pleads guilty to knife slaying

A Shreveport woman who killed an elderly man in the Sunset Acres neighborhood with a knife pleaded guilty to the slaying this week and was sentenced to 40 years at hard labor. LaKendra Wesley, 37, pleaded guilty Tuesday, July 16, 2024 to manslaughter in the June 2018...

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LaKendra Wesley pleads guilty to knife slaying

Ray to serve life in prison for Landry Anglin slaying

A man convicted in June in connection with the May 1, 2022 death of Shreveport teen Landry Anglin must serve the rest of his life in prison with no chance of pardon, parole or reduction of sentence. District Judge Ramona Emanuel imposed the mandatory sentence Tuesday,...

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LaKendra Wesley pleads guilty to knife slaying

Nikolas Brown pleads guilty to manslaughter

A 19-year-old Shreveporter pleaded guilty Thursday, July 18, 2024, to manslaughter in connection with the September 7, 2021 shooting death of a man in a trailer park. Nikolas Brown, agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence for killing La’Derrick Grant, 19, in the...

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Henderson to serve life-plus prison term

A Shreveport woman who shot her husband and then doused his body with gasoline must serve life in prison, and then some, a Caddo district judge has ruled. Charlene Henderson, 45, found guilty in June of the May 16, 2022 second-degree murder of Larry Clark, also 45,...

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Torail Thomas sentenced to life plus 50 years

Torail Thomas sentenced to life plus 50 years

A man who shot and killed an acquaintance in the Highland neighborhood will serve the rest of his life in prison for the crime, a Caddo Parish judge ruled Monday, July 15, 2024. District Judge Michael Pitman ordered Torail Thomas, 44, to the mandatory term for...

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Torail Thomas sentenced to life plus 50 years

Tatianna Burns guilty of second-degree murder

A Shreveport woman accused of shaking a baby to death was found guilty of the crime Thursday, July 11, 2024, in Caddo District Court.   The trial was originally to have been before a jury, but as jurors were about to be chosen Monday, July 8, defendant Tatianna...

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LaKendra Wesley pleads guilty to knife slaying

Church burglar pleads guilty

A man who broke into a Keithville church late last year and stole numerous items pleaded guilty to the crime Tuesday, July 9, 2024 in Caddo District Court. The pleading occurred just after a six-person jury had been seated and the first witness was sworn in.  ...

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Torail Thomas sentenced to life plus 50 years

Car thief pleads guilty in Caddo Court

A man who stole a sedan and threatened its owner pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery Tuesday, July 9, 2024, in Caddo District Court. Lorenzo Oliver Jr., 21, admitted to stealing a 2012 Volkswagen Passat on May 28, 2022, making his plea before District Judge Donald...

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LaKendra Wesley pleads guilty to knife slaying

Shooter in Hawthorne Drive slaying indicted by Grand Jury

A Shreveport man who shot and killed a 12-year-old reportedly breaking into his car outside his home in the 8900 block of Hawthorne Drive May 11, has been indicted by the Caddo Parish Grand Jury for manslaughter. Kelvin Boles was picked up by police at his home...

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