LA Man Terrance Leonard ID’d As Suspect In Horror Wednesday Terrytown Triple-Murder Involving Woman, 4 Children

TERRYTOWN, LA. (THECOUNT) — A woman and two children are dead in Terrytown and two other children are in a hospital with critical injuries following a triple-murder Wednesday night.

Terrance Leonard, 33, who has not been officially identified as a suspect, was booked on three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, jail records show. He was also booked on obstruction of justice charges and an attachment for an outstanding warrant.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff said Leonard confessed to killing a woman, two children and critically injuring two other children.

Wednesday morning, deputies responded to a welfare check request at a Terrytown home in the 900 block of Monterey Court. Upon arrival, deputies located a female victim and two children deceased inside. Two other children were transported to an area hospital and were listed in critical condition.

Forensics teams worked into the night Wednesday, gathering evidence from the brutal crime scene. Lopinto said that preliminary evidence leads investigators to believe that the victims died from blunt force trauma, reported WWLTY on Thursday.

Autopsies are scheduled for Thursday.

Anyone with possible information on the gruesome incident may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Terrytown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is on the “Westbank” of the Mississippi River. It is a suburb within the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,319 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

Prominent PA Businessman Patrick Murphy Found Murdered In New Orleans Hotel Woman 25 Sought

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (THECOUNT) — Schuylkill County’s most prominent businessman, Patrick Murphy, owner of Pottsville, PA, Murphy Jewelers, was found murdered Thursday morning in a New Orleans hotel room.

Police think it’s a case of homicide and are searching for 25-year-old Megan Hall, in connection to the grisly fatal stabbing.

NOPD says, Murphy, 62, was found stabbed to death at the The Empress Hotel early Thursday morning.

His wife, Kim, was located unharmed in a first-floor room of hotel, located in the 1300 block of Ursulines Avenue shortly before noon.

Police have issued a BOLO for Hall who was last seen on surveillance video entering the hotel with Murphy. She was seen departing the area alone.

Police have not said if Hall and Murphy were acquainted.

According to officials, an arrest warrant has been issued for Hall on charges of second-degree murder, according to 6ABC.

So far, there’s no word on a motive in the deadly stabbing.

Anyone with possible information on the fatal incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Schuylkill County is a county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 148,289. The county seat is Pottsville. The county was created on March 1, 1811, from parts of Berks and Northampton counties and named for the Schuylkill River, which originates in the county – Wikipedia.

LA Caddo Parish Schools Issue Statement Following Death Of Green Oaks HS Student Star Athlete Domanique Jones

SHREVEPORT, LA. (THECOUNT) – Officials with Caddo Parish Schools have released a statement announcing the sad news of the passing of star student athlete Domanique Jones.

In an email to media outlets, Mary Wood, Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives issued this statement:

It is with heavy hearts, Caddo Parish Public Schools must announce the passing of 18-year-old Domanique Jones. Jones, a senior at Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy, passed away this afternoon after a brief hospitalization. He was known as a powerhouse on the basketball court and was a proud product of the Cooper Road where he spent the majority of his academic career. A two-time district MVP, Domanique had a following for his athletic abilities but was equally known for his measured, quiet manners walking the halls of Green Oaks. The loss of Domanique is painful for our Caddo Family and we mourn along with our Green Oaks teachers, administrators and students. To support the Land of the Giants, Caddo has placed additional grief counselors on the campus who will be there as long as needed. source

A cause of death was not provided.

LA Man Oran ‘Pollyman’ Henderson ID’d As Saturday Victim Shot By Wife In Deadly Lake Charles Domestic Dispute

LAKE CHARLES, LA. (THECOUNT) — Oran Henderson, of Lake Charles, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday Lake Charles shooting. Shawon Washington, 35, of Lake Charles, was later taken into custody and accused of being involved in the shooting.

Washington is listed as Henderson’s wife, according to social media postings.

“Pollyman” Henderson, 63, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound after Lake Charles Police responded to calls of shots fired at an apartment complex on the 2300 block of Power Center Parkway on Saturday.

Washington was arrested for manslaughter. Her bond is set at $125,000, says LCPD, reports 1011NOW.

Henderson was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Investigators say they believe the shooting may be as a result of a domestic dispute.

The investigation is ongoing.

No motive or further information on the shooting was released by officials.

Anyone with possible addition information may contact their local police.

Friends and family members to to Facebook to remember the beloved husband and father:

Geo quick facts: Lake Charles is a city in southwest Louisiana. Downtown, the Mardi Gras Museum explores the history of the iconic festival through colorful costumes. The 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center features traveling exhibitions and local art. Nearby, the giant, centuries-old Sallier Oak tree stands on the grounds of the Imperial Calcasieu Museum, a visual arts center. The city also has several large casinos – wikipedia.

LA Man Perry Barrios ID’d As Body Found Wednesday In Des Allemands Canal

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA. (THECOUNT) — Perry Barrios, of Des Allemands, Louisiana, has been identified as the body found floating in a canal in Lafourche Parish Wednesday.

Barrios, 50, was named by Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre as the body found near Cypress Drive, just off U.S. Highway 90 in Des Allemands Wednesday.

Preliminary results of the investigation show his death was accidental and due to drowning, reports

Barrios was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, deputies responded to Cypress Drive, just off U.S. Highway 90 in Des Allemands, in reference to a body found floating in a nearby canal. Investigators retrieved the remains and identified the man as Perry Barrios. The investigation into Barrios’ death has revealed no evidence of foul play.

An autopsy was conducted by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office on Thursday, January 17. The preliminary report indicated Barrios died due to drowning.

Lafourche Parish is a parish located in the south of the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,318. The parish seat is Thibodaux. The parish was formed in 1807, according to Wikipedia.

LA Couple David Katherine Pendley ID’d As Victims In Friday Lake Charles Murder Suicide, Son Injured, Family Dog Killed

LAKE CHARLES, LA. (THECOUNT) — David M. Pendley, has been identified as the Louisiana man, believed to have killed his wife and stabbed his son before killing himself at a Lake Charles home early Friday morning, authorities said.

Pendley, 52, killed himself after killing his wife, Katherine Pendley, 59, and injuring his son, in apparent murder-suicide that occurred Friday on Bennie Lane near Ham Reid Road, in Lake Charles.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a disturbance at 2 a.m. after a 911 caller said a suspect had stabbed his 24-year-old son, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival, deputies found the unidentified son at a neighbor’s house.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.

When deputies entered the Pendley’s home, they found Pendley and his wife, Katherine, dead.

“The investigation is in the preliminary stages; however, at this point in the investigation detectives believe it is a possible murder-suicide,” officials said. Continue reading

Female Shreveport Officer Killed By Boyfriend In Case Of ‘Domestic Violence’ Say Officials

SHREVEPORT, LA. (THECOUNT) — Chateri Payne, the female Shreveport police officer shot and killed as she prepared to leave for work Wednesday night, is believed to have been the victim of a domestic violence.

Reports say, Payne was shot at least four times, including at least once in the head in an incident that was not targeted because she was an officer, reports KTBS News.

The shooting occurred around 8:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of Midway Avenue between Bernstein and Linwood avenues.

Officer Chateri Payne was about to get in her patrol vehicle when she was shot. The vehicle was running. Her boyfriend, by whom she had a child, was taken into custody. His name has not been released and no charges had been announced Thursday morning. Continue reading

LA Pastor David Michael Plessy Goes Missing In New Orleans – Wife Killed In Nov Carjacking

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (THECOUNT) — The New Orleans Police Department say they are searching for missing Louisiana Outreach Pastor, David Michael Plessy.

Jeannot Plessy, the pastor’s wife, was killed in a carjacking in Gentilly back in November.

Plessy was last seen around 8:00 a.m. on New Years Day.

Police say he was last seen leaving his residence in the 3600 block of Havana Street, in New Orleans, LA. on Monday.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of David Michael Plessy is asked to contact NOPD Third District Detectives at 658-6030.

Gentilly is a broad, predominantly middle-class and racially diverse section of New Orleans, Louisiana. The Gentilly neighborhood is bounded by Lake Pontchartrain to the north, France Road to the east, Bayou St. John to the west, and the Louisville and Nashville Railroad to the south, according to Wikipedia.

LA Man Gerald Augustus ID’d As Christmas Day Victim Of Fatal Baton Rouge Shooting

BATON ROUGE, LA. (THECOUNT) — Gerald Augustus Jr. has been identified as the victim found shot dead in Baton Rouge early Christmas morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported officers responded to Blackberry Street & Williamson Street, in Baton Rouge, LA, around 5:15 a.m. Upon arrival, Augustus, 37, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. with BRPD said Gerald Augustus Jr. was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim’s name has not been released. Continue reading

LA Men ID’d As Victims In Lutcher Christmas Eve Double-Fatal Quadruple-Shooting

LUTCHER, LA. (THECOUNT) — Thaddeus Watis and Dedrick Paul Green, Jr., has been identified as the victims in a quadruple-shooting in Lutcher Monday night.

In all, four victims were injured in a Christmas Eve shooting around 11:29 p.m., in St. James Parish near Lutcher High School.

Watis, 20, and Green, 23, were named as the fatalities. Watis died at the scene of gunshot injuries while Green was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

The injured individuals, a 15-year-old juvenile boy and a 25-year-old woman, were also transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds and are currently in guarded condition, according to officials.

On Dec. 24 at approximately 11:29pm, deputies from the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, and officers from the Lutcher and Gramercy Police Departments responded to a call regarding a shooting that took place near 2176 Main St. in Lutcher. Upon arrival, deputies and officers discovered four individuals had been shot. Continue reading