Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
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The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Frank Atkins was arrested Wednesday afternoon after being accused of shooting his estranged pregnant wife, Kayla Atkins. But one woman tells 9News, Atkins should have been serving a murder charge and never have been out.
Atkins was arrested in 2011 for a murder charge, a charge that was later dropped.
Bernard Lands' niece said her uncle was shot and killed last year.
"In July of 2011, Lands, 51, ...was shot to death on his porch by a person that we believe to be Frank Atkins," said John Dauthier, lead homicide detective on the case.
The sole piece of evidence prosecutors say link Atkins as the killer? A very credible witness statement.
"He had a second degree murder charge in 2011, and we had one cooperating witness, and unfortunately that witness died, not related to him or his case," said East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore.
So even though Atkins was arrested, he was never charged because Moore said detectives were unable to develop any other witnesses or evidence.
"That left the District Attorney's office in an unfortunate position of being unable to proceed with the case due to a lack of evidence," said Dauthier.
The niece said she wants her uncle's killer to pay: be it Atkins, or whomever else is responsible because the man was her father figure.
"I just got married, and my uncle was supposed to be here to walk me down the aisle and he's not here," said the niece. "I would love to have justice and closure for my uncle"
A bond has not been set for Atkins. Meanwhile, Kayla Atkins is expected to pull through, but she is still in ICU.