A 19-year-old Louisiana father is behind bars, charged with attempted first-degree murder after his infant son was found to have three times the legal blood alcohol limit. The 2-month-old boy was being treated in the NICU at Ochsner Hospital in Belle Chasse, when Cesar Ruiz allegedly gave the baby a feeding tube filled with Bacardi Silver Rum.
On September 24, 2003, Lee was formally indicted with the first-degree murder of Trineisha Dené Colomb of Lafayette, La. Though it is common for serial killers to choose easy targets, like prostitutes or drug addicts, Lee was known for targeting beautiful women and abducting them from their homes.
Good neighbor Guillory was brutally murdered by the white trash family that she often helped.
Enterprising Jeanette Maier, along with her mother and daughter, ran a New Orleans brothel for the rich and powerful, which in 20001 became the focus of an expensive FBI probe that, ultimately, turned up little.
On August 31, 2006, Liz Marinello was gunned down in the parking lot of an office building in the affluent New Orleans suburb of Metairie. At the time, no one suspected that the scruffy-looking suspect seen riding away on a bicycle was her estranged husband, sportscaster Vince Marinello. Nonetheless, that’s where the trail of evidence seemed to lead, and when the story began unfolding, many people in the New Orleans area were shocked.
A Louisiana man, who was pulled over for driving erratically, was drunk enough to think that if he could gross out the cops enough, they would let him go. He was wrong.
Mark Essex, a member of the Black Panthers, gunned down 19 people, including 10 police officers, in New Orleans on New Year’s Eve, 1972. He was one of the inspirations for Washington D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammed 30 years later. The New Orleans police, assisted by firemen and Marines stopped the massacre in a daring helicopter shootout on the roof of the Howard Johnson hotel.
A state survey crew working near Whisky Bay Bridge discovered a gruesome sight on July 16, 2002. In a marshy area of the woods beneath the bridge, they saw the nude body of a dead woman lying at the water’s edge. It was Pam Kinamore, one of the victims of the Baton Rouge serial killer.
On June 26, 2000, Clinton, La., Deputy Sheriff Ronald Johnson entered the home of Genore Guillory. Immediately, he smelled the unmistakable odor of death. It didn’t take him long to find Genore’s body, sprawled and bloody on the floor.
Starting on August 1, sex offenders in Louisiana will be required to identify themselves as such on Facebook and other social networking sites. The first of its kind in the country, the new law adds to the existing requirements for sex offenders to check in with police and inform neighbors and schools of their presence in the area.