LA - Jessica Guillot, 21, Simmesport, 7 September 2013

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  1. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    This is a relatively recent case, but I couldn't find a thread for Jessica and she's still missing.

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    http://www.avoyellestoday.com/index.php/news/252-five-indicted-in-disappearance-of-simmesport-woman

    http://www.kalb.com/story/25980915/1-of-5-suspects-found-guilty-in-missing-jessica-guillot-case

    NamUs listing: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/23894/

    Jessica is described as a black female, 5'2" tall and 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She has a scar on the left side of her face from the corner of her mouth toward her cheek, and a tattoo on her left hand that reads "HBC."
     
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    SwampMama Insomniac Extraordinaire

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    http://www.kalb.com/home/headlines/Five-people-testify-during-trial-of-Asa-Bentley--288489031.html (video included)

    Asa Bentley, is just one of five defendants charged in the disappearance/kidnapping and presumed murder of Jessica Guillot was in court Tuesday, facing 2nd degree kidnapping charges.

    Guillot has been missing for 15 months now and her body has never been found, Her family cannot even lay her to rest, and murder charges are hard to charge when a body or crime scene cannot be found.

    Asa Bentley's girlfriend and Guillot's boyfriend were on hand to testify. But the most intriguing and informative testimony came from one of the five suspects, none other than Tamika Williams who is working under the terms of a pleas dea.

    She is experienced in giving testimony -- she the stand back in July for the trial of Chadwick Mcghee, snd he was was convicted of simple kidnapping.

    Now, six months later, Asa Bentley is on trial, and the testimonies of five people, showed that Bentley was looking for Guillot in September of 2013, in the days before she went missing.

    All five witnesses involved stated that Bentley claimed that Guillot had stolen cocaine from him.

    state witness James Cyrstal stated that Bentley said he was looking for Jessica, and "was going to pay someone to do something to her."

    Williams testified that Bentley said to him, "if we find her, I'm going to kill her."

    Williams is testifying for the prosecution as part of a plea bargain.

    Prosecutors note after Guillot went missing, Williams contacted police with an alias.

    She later confessed to being the caller, and that she was in the car when Bentley kidnapped Guillot.

    The defense however, says the state's case rests solely on Williams', a convicted felon's word.

    The trial resumes Wednesday morning.
     
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    SwampMama Insomniac Extraordinaire

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    http://www.kalb.com/home/headlines/Five-people-testify-during-trial-of-Asa-Bentley--288489031.html

    Asa Bentley, one of five people who were charged in Jessica Guillot' disappearance 15 months ago was in court Tuesday where he faced 2nd degree kidnapping charges. Guillot has been missing for 15 months now.

    Among the 5 people people testifying was Bentley's girlfriend and Guillot's boyfriend. But suspect Tamika Williams came forth with the most interesting testimony,

    Tamika Williams had taken the stand befire in July in th trial of Chadwick Mcghee, who was convicted of simple kidnapping.

    Now a mere 6 months later, defendant Asa Bentley is now on trial.5 people testified that Bentley was seriously on the lookout for Jessica Guillot in September of 2013, just mere days before she mysteriously disappeared without a trace. All 5 witnesses reported that Bentley claimed that Jessica Guillot had cocaine that he claimed had been stolen from him.


    One witness James Crystal reported that Bentley said he was looking for Jessica, and "was going to pay someone to do something to her.
     
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    Charley Project

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    Above Images: Guillot, circa 2013

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    • Missing Since: September 7, 2013 from Simmesport, Louisiana
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Date of Birth: September 10, 1991
    • Age: 21 years old
    • Height and Weight: 5'2, 132 pounds
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Guillot has a tattoo of the letters "HBC" on her left hand. She has a scar on the left side of her face, going from the corner of her mouth to her left cheek.

    Details of Disappearance
    Guillot was last seen leaving her residence on foot in Simmesport, Louisiana on September 7, 2013. She has never been heard from again. In October, five suspects were charged with aggravated kidnapping in her case: Asa Bentley, Chadwick McGhee, Tamika Williams, Donnie Edwards and Willie Price Jr. Bentley and McGhee were also charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. Authorities believe Guillot was abducted because of some stolen cash and drugs.

    There's a family connection between Williams and Guillot: Guillot's nephew is Williams's daughter's half-brother. Photos of all five suspects are posted below this case summary. When they were indicted, it was for the lesser charge of second-degree kidnapping. Williams pleaded guilty in October 2013 and confessed to being in the car with the others while they were looking for Guillot; she agreed to testify against the others at their trials. McGhee was convicted of simple kidnapping in July 2014. Bentley and Price were convicted of second-degree kidnapping in January and March 2015, respectively. In May, just before his trial was to begin, Edwards pleaded guilty to simple kidnapping. None of them have been charged with murder.

    Guillot left behind two children. Although she'd been in trouble with the law and been involved with drugs when she was in her teens, her mother said she'd been trying to straighten out her life. Foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved.
     

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