LA - Levi Cole Ellerbe, 6 mos, kidnapped, burned to death, Natchitoches, 17 Jul 2018 *arrests*

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  1. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thursday, Dec. 20th:
    *First Appearance Hearing (@ ET) – LA – Levi Cole Ellerbe (6 mos) (July 17, 2018, Natchitoches; died July 18, 2018; kidnapped & burned to death) – only for *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith (25) arrested & charged (7/21/18) & indicted (8/30/18) with 1 count of 1st degree murder & charged (7/28/28) with criminal conspiracy. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    7/25/18 Update: Additional charges are expected for Smith. 7/28/18: DA charges Smith with criminal conspiracy. No new dates available. 10/16/18: First appearance scheduled for 10/23.
    10/23/18 Update: Next hearing on 12/20.
    *Hanna Nicole Barker (22) “mom” arrested & charged (7/28/18) with principle to first-degree murder, meaning “actual perpetrator of the crime” & 1 count of criminal conspiracy. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    72 hour court hearing, could be 7/27/18; moved to Monday, 7/28. 7/28/18: DA charges Barker with criminal conspiracy.
    9/20/18 Update: Motions hearing set for 9/21. One motion is to set bond. 9/21/18: Judge finds probable cause to charge Barker with murder & held without bond. Hearing re revocation of Barker’s probation scheduled hearing on 10/10.
    10/10/18 Update: Her probation has been revoked. Has not been indicted or arraigned on any murder charges yet. No further dates available as of 10/13. 10/16/18: Next hearing on 10/22 re probation revocation hearing. Reset to 12/3.
    11/8/18 Update: Indicted by Grand Jury with 1st degree murder. No date for murder charges. Next hearing for revocation of probation on 12/3.
    12/3/18 Update: Barker plead guilty to charges of possession of meth & possession of drug paraphernalia & was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after her probation on 2016 drug charges was revoked. Judge Dyess set an initial motion hearing for Feb. 25, 2019 re murder charges. Trial set for 6/17/20.


     


  2. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Suspect pleads not guilty for Natchitoches baby death, trial date set

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (Natchitoches Parish Journal) - Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith, 27, has pleaded not guilty for the murder of Natchitoches baby Levi Cole Ellerbe.

    The Natchitoches Parish Journal has reported that Smith pleaded not guilty on Thursday to the first-degree murder charge of 6-month-old Levi. Her trial date has been set for March 2020 and another judicial procedure is set for April 2019.
    [.....]
    Levi’s mother, Hannah Barker, 22, was also arrested in the case and charged with being a principal to first-degree murder. She also pleaded not guilty and her court date is set for January 2020.



    I have Barker's trial date as 1/13/20

    can anyone get into Natchitoches Parish Detention Center/Caddo Parish 10th Judicial District County to see if there is a court date in April for Smith. I have next hearing for Barker as 2/25.

    TIA! :)
     
  3. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Monday, February 25th:
    *Motions Hearing (Murder Charges) (@ ET) – LA – Levi Cole Ellerbe (6 mos) (July 17, 2018, Natchitoches; died July 18, 2018; kidnapped & burned to death) – only for *Hanna Nicole Barker (22) “mom” arrested (7/25/18), charged (7/28/18) & indicted (8/9/18) with principle to first-degree murder, meaning “actual perpetrator of the crime” & 1 count of criminal conspiracy. Indicted (11/8/18) with 1st degree murder. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    9/20/18 Update: Motions hearing set for 9/21. One motion is to set bond. 9/21/18: Judge finds probable cause to charge Barker with murder & held without bond. Hearing re revocation of Barker’s probation scheduled hearing on 10/10. 10/10/18: Her probation has been revoked. Next hearing on 10/22 re probation revocation hearing. Reset to 12/3.
    11/8/18 Update: Indicted by Grand Jury with 1st degree murder. No date for murder charges. Next hearing for revocation of probation on 12/3.
    12/3/18 Update: Barker plead guilty to charges of possession of meth & possession of drug paraphernalia & was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after her probation on 2016 drug charges was revoked. Judge Dyess set an initial motion hearing for Feb. 25, 2019 re murder charges. Trial set for 1/13/20.
    *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith
    (25) arrested & charged (7/21/18) & indicted (8/30/18) with 1 count of 1st degree murder & charged (7/28/28) with criminal conspiracy. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    7/25/18 Update: Additional charges are expected for Smith. 7/28/18: DA charges Smith with criminal conspiracy.
    10/16/18 Update: First appearance scheduled for 10/23. Next hearing 12/20.
    1/24/19 Update: Plead not guilty. Another judicial procedure is set for April 2019 (no exact date); Trial is set for March 2020.
     
  4. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Bumping up for Levi!

    @MsMarple - can you access Louisiana court sites? TIA! :)
     
  5. MsMarple

    MsMarple Well-Known Member

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    Niner, do you have a link? My search dead-ended. I found a search court records link but you need a login and I'm not gonna do that. The other links to the Natchitoches court dockets went to a general calendar... for 2016.

    So much for government transparency in LA. Sorry for the fail.
     
  6. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thank you for checking MsMarple. Oh well - guess I'll have to wait for a google alert article... or if someone here finds something.
     
  7. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    I have this in my notes - sometime in April for hearing;

    Sometime in April:
    *Pretrial Hearing (@ ET) – LA – Levi Cole Ellerbe (6 mos) (July 17, 2018, Natchitoches; died July 18, 2018; kidnapped & burned to death) – only for *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith (25) arrested & charged (7/21/18) & indicted (8/30/18) with 1 count of 1st degree murder & charged (7/28/28) with criminal conspiracy. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    Natchitoches Parish Detention Center/Richland Parish
    7/25/18 Update: Additional charges are expected for Smith. 7/28/18: DA charges Smith with criminal conspiracy. 10/16/18: First appearance scheduled for 10/23.
    10/23/18 Update: Next hearing on 12/20. 1/24/19 Update: Plead not guilty. Another judicial procedure is set for April 2019 (no exact date); Trial is set for March 2020.

    *Hanna Nicole Barker (22) “mom” arrested (7/25/18), charged (7/28/18) & indicted (8/9/18) with principle to first-degree murder, meaning “actual perpetrator of the crime” & 1 count of criminal conspiracy. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    Natchitoches Parish Detention Center/Caddo Parish 10th Judicial Distr Court Judge Desieree Dyess
    7/28/18: DA charges Barker with criminal conspiracy. 9/20/18: Motions hearing set for 9/21. One motion is to set bond. 9/21/18: Judge finds probable cause to charge Barker with murder & held without bond. Hearing re revocation of Barker’s probation scheduled hearing on 10/10.
    10/10/18 Update: Her probation has been revoked. Has not been indicted or arraigned on any murder charges yet. 10/16/18: Next hearing on 10/22 re probation revocation hearing. Reset to 12/3.
    11/8/18 Update: Indicted by Grand Jury with 1st degree murder. No date for murder charges. Next hearing for revocation of probation on 12/3.
    12/3/18 Update: Barker plead guilty to charges of possession of meth & possession of drug paraphernalia & was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after her probation on 2016 drug charges was revoked.
    Judge Dyess set an initial motion hearing for Feb. 25, 2019 re murder charges. Trial set for 1/13/20.



    So if anyone finds anything kind of dates for either one of them - please post! TIA! :)
     
  8. YESorNO

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    Preliminary exam hearing granted for woman accused in baby's burning death

    April 30, 2019

    "Felicia Marie Nicole Smith, one of two Natchitoches Parish women accused in the burning death of a 6-month-old boy, was granted a hearing to determine if there's enough evidence to proceed in her case after a judge cited the delay in appointing a public defender for her.

    Smith and Hanna Nicole Barker both face first-degree murder charges in the July 18 death of Levi Cole Ellerbe, who was Barker's son. The cases are being tried separately....

    The hearing was set for June 14, giving the Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office time to appeal her decision to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, if they should choose....

    The only other matter during Tuesday's hearing was a motion to modify another motion signed by Dyess months ago that sealed both cases from the public and press.

    Strider said both the state and defense had agreed to the step because of "the sensitive nature" of the case. He said that original motion, which he wrote, was "overprotective."

    A gag order already exists in both cases.

    Both Strider and Brown agreed that the order should be modified to keep discovery, answers to discovery and exhibits under seal."

    Preliminary exam hearing granted for woman accused in baby's burning death
     
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  9. Niner

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    State to decide by Aug. 1 on death penalty in Levi Ellerbe homicide case


    NATCHITOCHES — The state will decide by Aug. 1 whether to seek the death penalty for Hanna Nicole Barker, the woman accused in the July 2018 burning death of her 6-month-old son, Levi Cole Ellerbe.

    Barker was in court Thursday [5/30] for a hearing on 22 motions in the first-degree murder case, all but one filed by defense attorney Dru Thompson.
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    Strider initially said Thompson would be the second person to know when that decision had been made, after Levi's family members. He then conferred quickly with Natchitoches District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington and told Dyess a decision would be made by Aug. 1.
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    The next hearing in the case is a pretrial conference set for Aug. 19.
     
  10. Niner

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    Friday, June 14th:
    *Preliminary Hearing (@ 8:30am ET) – LA – Levi Cole Ellerbe (6 mos) (July 17, 2018, Natchitoches; died July 18, 2018; kidnapped & burned to death) – only for *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith (25) arrested & charged (7/21/18) & indicted (8/30/18) with 1 count of 1st degree murder & charged (7/28/28) with criminal conspiracy. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    7/25/18 Update: Additional charges are expected for Smith. 7/28/18: DA charges Smith with criminal conspiracy. 10/16/18: First appearance scheduled for 10/23.
    10/23/18 Update: Next hearing on 12/20. 1/24/19 Update: Plead not guilty. Another judicial procedure is set for April 2019 (no exact date); Trial is set for March 2020.
    4/30/19 Update: Had Motion hearing re Smith not having an attorney since her arrest & indictment. A Preliminary hearing was granted to determine if there's enough evidence to proceed in her case after a judge cited the delay in appointing a public defender for her on 6/14.

    *Hanna Nicole Barker (22) “mom” arrested (7/25/18), charged (7/28/18) & indicted (8/9/18) with principle to first-degree murder, meaning “actual perpetrator of the crime” & 1 count of criminal conspiracy. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    7/28/18: DA charges Barker with criminal conspiracy. 9/20/18: Motions hearing set for 9/21. One motion is to set bond. 9/21/18: Judge finds probable cause to charge Barker with murder & held without bond. Hearing re revocation of Barker’s probation scheduled hearing on 10/10.
    10/10/18 Update: Her probation has been revoked. Has not been indicted or arraigned on any murder charges yet. 10/16/18: Next hearing on 10/22 re probation revocation hearing. Reset to 12/3.
    11/8/18 Update: Indicted by Grand Jury with 1st degree murder. No date for murder charges. Next hearing for revocation of probation on 12/3.
    12/3/18 Update: Barker plead guilty to charges of possession of meth & possession of drug paraphernalia & was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after her probation on 2016 drug charges was revoked.
    2/25/19 Update: Judge Dyess set an initial motion hearing for Feb. 25, 2019 re murder charges. Trial set for 1/13/20.
    5/30/19 Update: Appeared in court. DA will decide whether to seek DP by Aug. 1. Next pretrial hearing on 8/19.
     
  11. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    So the article above says August 19 and the one above that says June 14. Wonder if they pushed it back?

    Yes, death penalty.
    I hate this case.
     
  12. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    I believe Smith is today on 6/14, and next hearing for Barker is on 8/19.
     
  13. Niner

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    Hearing continued for woman in homicide case of baby Levi Ellerbe


    NATCHITOCHES — A preliminary examination hearing for one of the defendants in the burning death of infant Levi Cole Ellerbe was continued on Friday.

    Felicia Marie Smith was in court Friday morning for the hearing, which was granted by 10th Judicial District Judge Desiree Dyess on April 30.
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    Friday's hearing lasted about 10 minutes. Both the prosecution and defense had agreed to continue the hearing without selecting another date, but they indicated the hearing would happen at some point.

    Smith should be in court again on Aug. 23 for a hearing on discovery motions.
     
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    Natchitoches DA to seek death penalty for mother of baby burned to death

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Natchitoches District Attorney’s Office has confirmed the state’s intention to seek the death penalty in the case against a woman accused of burning her son to death.

    Hanna Nicole Barker, 25, was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in November 2018. A second woman, 27-year-old Felicia Smith, is also facing a first-degree murder charge.
     
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    It couldn't have happened to a better 'Mom'.
     
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    Same W/ Texas, Ive seen it over and over
     
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  18. Niner

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    Monday, August 19th:
    *Motions Hearing (Murder Charges) (@ ET) – LA – Levi Cole Ellerbe (6 mos) (July 17, 2018, Natchitoches; died July 18, 2018; kidnapped & burned to death) – only for *Hanna Nicole Barker (22) “mom” arrested (7/25/18), charged (7/28/18) & indicted (8/9/18) with principle to first-degree murder, meaning “actual perpetrator of the crime” & 1 count of criminal conspiracy. Indicted (11/8/18) with 1st degree murder. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial set to begin 1/13/20
    Court hearings from 7/28/18 to 2/25/19 reference post #490 here:
    LA - Levi Cole Ellerbe, 6 mos, kidnapped, burned to death, Natchitoches, 17 Jul 2018 *arrests*

    5/30/19 Update: Appeared in court. DA will decide whether to seek DP by Aug. 1. 8/1/19: DA will seek the DP. Next pretrial hearing on 8/19.
    *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith
    (25) arrested & charged (7/21/18) & indicted (8/30/18) with 1 count of 1st degree murder & charged (7/28/28) with criminal conspiracy. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial set to begin in March, 2020
    7/25/18 Update: Additional charges are expected for Smith. 7/28/18: DA charges Smith with criminal conspiracy.
    10/16/18 Update: First appearance scheduled for 10/23. Next hearing 12/20.
    1/24/19 Update: Plead not guilty. Another judicial procedure is set for April 2019 (no exact date); Trial is set for March 2020.
    4/30/19 Update: Had Motion hearing re Smith not having an attorney since her arrest & indictment. A Preliminary hearing was granted to determine if there's enough evidence to proceed in her case after a judge cited the delay in appointing a public defender for her on 6/14. 6/14/19: Preliminary Hearing continued to 8/23.
     
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    Friday, August 23rd:
    *Preliminary Hearing (@ 8:30am ET) – LA – Levi Cole Ellerbe (6 mos) (July 17, 2018, Natchitoches; died July 18, 2018; kidnapped & burned to death) – only for *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith (25) arrested & charged (7/21/18) & indicted (8/30/18) with 1 count of 1st degree murder & charged (7/28/28) with criminal conspiracy. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    7/25/18 Update: Additional charges are expected for Smith. 7/28/18: DA charges Smith with criminal conspiracy. 10/16/18: First appearance scheduled for 10/23.
    10/23/18 Update: Next hearing on 12/20. 1/24/19 Update: Plead not guilty. Another judicial procedure is set for April 2019 (no exact date); Trial is set for March 2020.
    4/30/19 Update: Had Motion hearing re Smith not having an attorney since her arrest & indictment. A Preliminary hearing was granted to determine if there's enough evidence to proceed in her case after a judge cited the delay in appointing a public defender for her on 6/14. 6/14/19 Update: Preliminary hearing continued to 8/23.

    *Hanna Nicole Barker (22) “mom” arrested (7/25/18), charged (7/28/18) & indicted (8/9/18) with principle to first-degree murder, meaning “actual perpetrator of the crime” & 1 count of criminal conspiracy. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial tentatively starts on 1/13/20
    Court hearings from 7/28/18 to 2/25/19 reference post #490 here:
    LA - Levi Cole Ellerbe, 6 mos, kidnapped, burned to death, Natchitoches, 17 Jul 2018 *arrests*

    5/30/19 Update: Appeared in court. DA will decide whether to seek DP by Aug. 1. 8/1/19: DA will seek DP. Next pretrial hearing on 8/19. No update as of 8/22/19.
     
  20. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Any one find any updates on these 2 @$*%#^ ??

    TIA! :)
     

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