Evelana Smith wants the public to understand that her son’s life meant something to the people who loved him. And she is convinced that someone has key information that could help police solve the homicide.
Three women live with a reality most parents fear to imagine. They recently buried young sons. And two threads connect their heartache. No one has been arrested for killing their sons. And since Day One, they've felt all but ignored by the Shreveport Police Department.
After meeting with the prosecution team that handled her son’s case, a woman became convinced that lawyers presented a weak case to the grand jury, hoping to avoid a trial, because her son was homeless and struggled with drugs.
After hearing arguments for 40 minutes, a three-judge panel of the Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal now will decide whether the DeSoto Parish district attorney is violating the Constitution and state law regarding the way his office is distributing funds from a traffic ticket diversion program.
A Louisiana Court of Appeals agrees a defamation suit against Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler and the city's top administrator should be tossed. The court ruling "extortion," "blackmail" and "shakedown" comments were free speech, not defamatory remarks.
During an eighty-minute fatal stand-off with Shreveport Police on April 12, 2018, Johnathan Robinson, the so-called Facebook live killer, fired close to thirty rounds from a semi-automatic rifle, including two fatal shots that struck Rannita Williams in the midsection, killing the 27-year-old mother of three.
Relatives of a mother of three who was fatally shot while allegedly being forced to stream a live apology on Facebook are upset that her accused killer’s attorney may be working toward an insanity plea.