Nearly two decades after 19-year-old Courtney Coco was found dead in an abandoned building in Texas, 200 miles from her Louisiana home, an arrest has been made. David Anthony Burns, 43, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday.
Police say a 5-year-old girl was in the car when her mother, Raemel Richardson, was shot and killed by her boyfriend last Wednesday.
Jalisa Lasalle was abducted on the afternoon of Sunday, February 7 while riding scooters with her brothers by their home in New Iberia, Louisiana. Pelican Waste & Debris workers Dion Merrick and Brandon Antoine are being recognized for their heroic actions after spotting the abductor’s vehicle, using their truck to block his exit, and contacting police.
A hate crime charge adds to the attempted murder case of a gay Louisiana teenager in June 2020.
“Never did we ever think that our 16-year-old son with special needs would die in front of our eyes at his age and in the hands of law enforcement,” Donna Lou, the teen’s mother, had this to say after watching her 16-year-old son be detained and sat on for 9 minutes straight.