Prosecutors lay out case in day 5 of Ofc. Chatéri Payne murder trial

Officer Chatéri Payne was shot and killed Jan. 9, 2019.
Officer Chatéri Payne was shot and killed Jan. 9, 2019.(KSLA)
Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 3:15 PM CDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The murder trial of slain Shreveport police officer, Chatéri Payne, is now in its fifth day.

On Friday, April 8, prosecutors started laying out the technical part of their case.

A crime scene investigator was on the witness stand for a large portion of the day. His testimony walked jurors through dozens of crime scene photos, and explained the trajectory of multiple gunshots at the scene, including the three that hit Officer Payne in her foot, side, and back of her head.

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Payne’s once boyfriend, TreVeon Anderson, and another man, Glenn Frierson, face second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges. Both men face life in prison if convicted. Prosecutors are trying to build their case around the theory that Anderson was jealous and controlling, and after Payne decided to leave him, Anderson hatched a plot with Frierson and a third man, Lawrence Pierre, to kill the rookie police officer.

Pierre has already been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killing.

The high-profile trial is expected to run through most of next week.

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