GUILTY LA - Joyce Rader, 36, dead, man paralyzed, New Orleans, 14 Nov 2005

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by BillyGoatGruff, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. BillyGoatGruff

    BillyGoatGruff New Member

    Messages:
    2,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I found this interesting, since the male victim is a friend of a friend.
    ==================================================
    NEW ORLEANS - Police said a woman was stabbed to death, prompting the first homicide investigation in the city since Hurricane Katrina.
    Police said they found the woman dead inside the home of New Orleans poet Jon Newlin, 56. Newlin had been beaten, they said, and was in critical condition at a hospital.


    http://www.comcast.net/news/national/index.jsp?cat=DOMESTIC&fn=/2005/11/16/265480.html
     
  2. Loading...


  3. Details

    Details Former Member

    Messages:
    4,530
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It'd be interesting - take the murder rate in NO, take how long it's been since the last one - did the hurricane save lives? OK, in reality, I'm sure they don't have that many murders (although I know they do have a high crime rate), but it'd be an ironic thing if the city had enough crime that a hurricane relatively speaking saved lives.

    I am sorry for your friend. That's a horrible thing to have happen.
     
  4. kato

    kato New Member

    Messages:
    5,834
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well, we sure have had alot more crimes here (Houston) since the influx of evacuees. For example the other day they arrested a man (traffic violation of some kind) who presented identification showing he was a NO police officer. Come to find out he wasn't anymore and the truck he was driving was stolen from a NO car dealership. In another case a transvestite who also turned out to be an evacuee was murdered. An elderly woman who had helped 3 evacuees was murdered. The apartment complex my aunt lives in took in alot of evacuees because they happened to have alot of vacancies. They had to enact a curfew policy.
     
  5. kato

    kato New Member

    Messages:
    5,834
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Just reading our local paper (Houston) and it's saying as many as 287 sex offenders relocated here after the hurricanes but they don't know where to find them yet.
     
  6. jannuncutt

    jannuncutt jannuncutt

    Messages:
    892
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Relatively speaking.............the hurricane took lives. :doh:
     
  7. Jules

    Jules Former Member

    Messages:
    8,860
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I saw that. That really upsets me.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/topstory/3467061
     
  8. BillyGoatGruff

    BillyGoatGruff New Member

    Messages:
    2,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    According to newspaper reports, he was beaten within an inch of his life--probably trying to come to the aid of his neighbor (the woman killed), or vice versa, since she was in his apartment (I think he lived in a duplex, if memory serves). He was mobile & talking when they took him to Ochsner, but he'd been attacked at least a day or two before. They're looking for a mutual friend of his and the woman's for questioning.
     
  9. Details

    Details Former Member

    Messages:
    4,530
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thank goodness he survived! Sounds like they'll be able to catch the guy who did it. Was this robbery, or was it some domestic violence kind of thing?
     
  10. BillyGoatGruff

    BillyGoatGruff New Member

    Messages:
    2,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not sure. John's gay, so it could have been a domestic disturbance gone haywire or either end. But this is what the cops were kind of afraid of--there are people coming back to the city, but there's not much there for them, except working as day labor for FEMA (still, at $300 @ day...) or in some other support system for the restoration workers (food, mostly). So a lot of them are coming back and drinking/drugging to forget their trouble and/or give themselves something to do. That can lead to some ugly situations.
     
  11. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    21,517
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    0
    From August 2010:

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2010/08/man_gets_40_years_in_prison_fo.html

     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice