Trial date set for man accused in Sadie Roberts-Joseph’s death
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A trial date was set on Tuesday, March 14, for the man accused in the death of civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph.
Officials said the trial for Ronn Bell is set for Monday, Sept. 18, 2023.
Sadie Roberts-Joseph was killed in 2019. Police said she was found brutally suffocated in the trunk of her car behind a home in Baton Rouge.
Bell was a former tenant of Roberts-Joseph and was allegedly behind on rent payments, according to police.
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Bell has been indicted on a charge of second-degree murder. If convicted, he faces a mandatory life sentence in prison.
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