Woman accused of throwing kids off Cross Lake Bridge pleads ‘not guilty’

Ureka Rochelle Black, DOB: 11/20/1988
Ureka Rochelle Black, DOB: 11/20/1988(CPSO)
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 4:33 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - She allegedly threw two of her own kids off a bridge into Cross Lake back in September of 2021.

On Thursday, Jan. 27, Ureka Black, 33, entered pleas of not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.

Black was formally indicted Wednesday by a Caddo Parish grand jury. Prosecutors allege Black threw her two sons off the I-220 bridge into the lake, killing 10-month-old Joshua Black, and injuring the infant’s 5-year-old brother.


Authorities haven’t released the older son’s name.

In December of 2021, a Caddo Parish judge assigned a sanity commission to evaluate Black’s mental health. After pleading not guilty, the court set Black’s next hearing for March 3.

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