Woman accused of throwing children from Cross Lake bridge changes plea
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - According to the Caddo Clerk of Court, Ureka Black has changed her plea to not guilty by reason of insanity after a hearing at the Caddo Courthouse on Thursday, May 19.
Black was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder for allegedly throwing two of her children off the Cross Lake bridge in 2021. Joshua Black, 10 months old, died from the incident; and his 5-year-old brother was injured.
Black initially pleaded not guilty to the charges Jan. 27. Another hearing will take place Aug. 4.
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