SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – To tell the story of the brutal murder of Tosha Lampkin the Discovery Channel is relying on the Caddo parish detectives who built solid cases against Brandon Davis, and Dwight Bacon.
"If they hadn't knocked on several doors that they did to finding the surveillance footage that gave them the leads that ultimately got the public involved in the case, which was another fascinating component," said Topher Hopkins, a field producer for Story House Productions.
Lampkin was raped, then put in the trunk of her rental car, then it was set on fire.
"It was certainly one of the more vicious homicides," said Hopkins.
This crew will film a recreation of that fire Friday morning in the exact same location.
And because Lampkin was alive when it was set on fire, field director Hopkins believes the recreation illustrates the brutality.
"It certainly does, the victim, Tosha Lampkin was alive when that fire was set, and she was pleading with them to let her out and pleading that she had a son to take care of," said Detective Bill Rehak with the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.
Both Bacon and Davis were convicted.
Bacon faces life in prison.
Prosecutors asked for the death penalty in the Davis case, but a deadlocked jury would result in a life sentence.
The crew is also expected to interview a second victim who was robbed and carjacked by Bacon and Davis.
After Friday the crew will head to Houston, where Lampkin was from.
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