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EXCLUSIVE: Bloxom murder now death penalty case

By Jeff Ferrell – bio|email

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man accused of murdering a 12-year old boy in DeSoto Parish, and will not accept any plea deals.

That word came during an exclusive interview between DeSoto Parish District Attorney Richard Johnson and myself.  Johnson personally delivered that message to the family of Justin Bloxom during the Friday night (4/02) visitation service.

That visitation took place at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home at 8801 Mansfield Road in Shreveport  He was among the 800-people expected to pass through the observance from 5-to-8pm.

Johnson said he and investigators will likely sit down on Tuesday and examine all the evidence gathered in the case.  That includes D.A.'s staff, along with DeSoto and Bossier Sheriff's investigators who are working together in this unfolding case.

Johnson said the charge of second degree murder against the murder suspect, Brian Horn will not be upgraded officially until that time.  To qualify as a capital murder case certain criteria must be met, which they will sift through next week.

Johnson repeatedly said there would be no plea deals in this case against Horn, a cab driver and registered sex offender, who allegedly smothered 12-year-old Justin Bloxom to death in Stonewall on Tuesday.

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