Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Police have identified a suspect in the murder of Joseph Massenburg, an 18-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer from Chicago, killed in Carrollton. New Orleans police have obtained an arrest warrant for GlenMore >>
Police have identified a suspect in the murder of Joseph Massenburg, an 18-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer from Chicago, killed in Carrollton.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:03 GMT
Officers are on the scene of a deadly shooting in East Feliciana Parish. There is very little information right now, but we're told it happened around 4 p.m. at a home on Highway 10, near Smith Road, justMore >>
Investigators have arrested a suspect in a murder that happened on Friday afternoon in a small community near Clinton.More >>
Organizers of the Bayou Country Superfest have released the schedule of performers for this weekend's event at Tiger Stadium.Saturday5:00 p.m. - Aaron Lewis5:45 p.m. - Thompson Square6:45 p.m. - DariusMore >>
Organizers of the Bayou Country Superfest have released the schedule of performers for this weekend's event at Tiger Stadium.More >>
A West Baton Rouge judge is now making public the advanced DNA tests that allegedly link accused serial killer Derrick Todd Lee to some of his alleged victims. Prosecutors are revealing new details beyond DNA, that they say further link Lee to Geralyn De Soto's murder and the attack of Diane Alexanders. WAFB's Jennifer Hale reports prosecutors won a big ruling in court Thursday.
Back in February of 1997, Lee was stopped in the Zachary's Oak Shadows subdivision for suspicious behavior. He was found walking at night wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and work boots, carrying gloves and a knife already out of its sheath. Lee claimed his truck had broken down and he was headed to his girlfriend's house. But Lee didn't know her name or address. When police brought Lee back to his truck, it immediately started up.
Oak Shadows is where Connie Warner and Randi Mebreur were killed. Lee is now charged with Randi's murder. In Zachary later that same year, Lee was captured and arrested for multiple peeping Tom complaints after he led police on a long, difficult chase.
Fast forward to August 1999 - Lee is arrested for stalking, peeping and harassing three St. Francisville women to the point they feared for their lives.
"Someone saw him with a knife, gloves, boots - that ties right into our case. It shows why we didn't have fingerprints and the peeping Tom convictions help us tremendously," said prosecutor Tony Clayton.
Records show Lee's pawned and bought back the knife he was seen carrying in 1997 many times over the past several years. The District Attorney's Office says they plan to show the fatal slice across Geralyn's neck was undeniably made by the knife blade's distinctive grain. Much of the case against Lee also hinges on DNA evidence. DNA is characterized by a series of numbers called markers. The advanced DNA tests reveal that the attacker's DNA found on both Geralyn and Lafayette's Dene Colomb - perfectly matches Lee's DNA at ten separate markers.