6 posts tagged murder

Indictment

Reginald Reed indicted in wife’s murder

Amite—District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that a Tangipahoa Parish Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment in the 1987 homicide of 26-year-old Selonia Reed. Indicted for second degree murder and conspiracy to commit second degree murder were Reginald Reed Sr., age 59 and Jimmy Ray Barnes, age 60. Hammond Police booked Reed Friday afternoon, June 21, 2019, at 2:44 PM, minutes before the district attorney's office distributed a press release announcing the indictment. Police arrested Barnes Friday evening in Atlanta, Georgia. On August 23, 1987, the body of Selonia Reed ...

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Hammond Police Department

Alleged serial rapist presumed innocent in murder of 5-year-old

Hammond Police arrested Jerome Hills, 45, on September 17, 1996, charging him with the rape and murder of Sadie Henderson—a 5-year-old girl who called him “Uncle Jerry.”

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Murder

Bridegroom murdered after visiting betrothed

Henry Dalton Forrest died violently on the eve of his wedding less than three hours after visiting his betrothed. The list of suspects includes former suitors of the bride-to-be, random bandits, and relatives of both the future bride and bridegroom, but oddly enough, the man arrested seemed to have no motive whatsoever.

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Crime Scene

Link considered in Reed, Jones murders

Two weeks ago, I recounted the brutality of Selonia Reed’s unsolved murder. Several readers responded, asking about a connection between Selonia Reed and Willie A. Jones—a man found murdered one week after the Reed slaying.

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Cold cases abound in southeast Louisiana

Dr. Boulahanis

Dr. Boulahanis

Last week, with the assistance of Southeastern Louisiana University Criminal Justice Professor Dr. John G. Boulahanis, we identified a gap existing between open and closed homicide cases and sent Public Records Requests to 16 agencies in the Florida Parishes, asking their help separating cases that have ended in an arrest from those abandoned when prosecutors refused to prosecute. ...

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