Arraignment for mother accused of throwing her children off bridge pushed back to January
Sanity motion filed
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Ureka Black faces charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder for allegedly throwing two of her children off the Cross Lake bridge in September.
Black was scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Wednesday morning (Dec. 22) in Caddo District Court, but that has been pushed back to late January because Black’s lawyers have filed a sanity motion and doctors assigned to evaluate her mental state haven’t been to the jail to examine her yet.
Black’s accused of killing her infant son, Joshua, and injuring her 5-year-old son. According to police, she threw the boys off Interstate 220 and into Cross Lake. The fall killed 8-month old Joshua. His brother was found alive in the water.
Black remains behind bars in Caddo Correctional Center.
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