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

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    Bumping up this thread in case someone has found some new news!
     


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    Jurors in burned baby case will come from outside Natchitoches Parish
     
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    Tuesday, November 12th:
    *Preliminary Hearing (@ am 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.
    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: 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. 8/23/19: Next hearing on 11/12.

    *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. Next hearing on 11/7.
    11/7/19 Update: Defense attorney for Barker, Dru Thompson, had filed a motion for a change of venue, but Thursday he told 10th Judicial District Court Judge Desiree Duhon Dyess that the state agreed to the change. Barker's trial still will be held in Natchitoches, but the date will be reset once it's determined from which parish the potential jurors will be selected. The case will return to court on Nov. 25 for a hearing on five defense motions.
     
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    No decision yet on death penalty for woman accused of killing infant

    NATCHITOCHES — A decision hasn't been made yet on whether to seek the death penalty for a woman accused in the burning death of a 6-month-old baby, said prosecutors Tuesday during a hearing on multiple motions.
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    Barker does face the death penalty. Another hearing in her first-degree murder case is set for Nov. 25. A motion to bring potential jurors into Natchitoches from another parish for her trial was approved last week.

    The new date for Barker's trial hasn't been determined.
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    At least 19 defense motions were discussed during Smith's hearing before 10th Judicial District Court Judge Desiree Duhon Dyess, most of them seeking more specific information from the state.

    One motion sought a bill of particulars, which is a written statement that details claims made against a defendant.
    [.....]
    As with other motions discussed Tuesday, this one will be revisited. Both sides were given time to research and file briefs with Dyess before a Dec. 16 hearing.
     
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    Monday, November 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. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial set to begin 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 the DP. Next pretrial hearing on 8/19. Next hearing on 11/7.
    11/7/19 Update: Defense attorney for Barker, Dru Thompson, had filed a motion for a change of venue, but Thursday he told 10th Judicial District Court Judge Desiree Duhon Dyess that the state agreed to the change. Barker's trial will still be held in Natchitoches, but the date will be reset once it's determined from which parish the potential jurors will be selected. The case will return to court on Nov. 25 for a hearing on five defense motions.

    *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith (25) arrested & charged (7/21/18), indicted (8/30/18) & arraigned (1/24/19) 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: 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. Next hearing 11/12. 11/12/19: Several motions were discussed. Next motions hearing continues to 12/16.
     
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    State, defense in Hanna Barker case submit parish choices for jurors


    A decision could be made on Dec. 19 on which parish potential jurors would be selected from for the Hanna Nicole Barker first-degree murder case.

    Barker's defense attorney, J. Dhu Thompson of Shreveport, and the Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office submitted their choices Monday to 10th Judicial District Court Judge Desiree Duhon Dyess, who said she'd begin researching them.

    Another hearing for Barker was set for Dec. 19. A new trial date could possibly be discussed at that time.
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    Thompson, with Barker sitting beside him, named East Baton Rouge, Tensas and St. Landry parishes as the defense's preferences, while Natchitoches District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington said the prosecution offered Beauregard, Vermilion, Jefferson Davis, Washington, Calcasieu and Lafayette parishes.
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    Five defense motions were to be argued Monday, but Thompson asked to continue those until a decision is made on the parish for jurors and a new trial date.

    Smith, 27, is set to be in court on Dec. 16 for another hearing. A gag order remains in effect in both cases.
     
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    Monday, December 16th:
    *Motions Hearing (@ am 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)& arraigned (1/24/19) with 1 count of 1st degree murder & charged (1/24/19) 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: 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: Preliminary hearing continued to 8/23. 8/23/19: Next hearing on 11/12. 11/12/19: Several motions were discussed. Next motions hearing continues to 12/16.
    *Hanna Nicole Barker (22) “mom”- Next motion hearing on 12/19. Trial set to begin on 1/13/20.
     
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    Thursday, December 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. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial set to begin on 1/13/20.
    Court hearings from 7/28/18 to 11/7/19 reference post #505 here:
    LA - Levi Cole Ellerbe, 6 mos, kidnapped, burned to death, Natchitoches, 17 Jul 2018 *arrests*

    11/25/19 Update: A decision could be made on Dec. 19 on which parish potential jurors would be selected from. Thompson, defense attorney named East Baton Rouge, Tensas & St. Landry parishes as the defense's preferences, while Natchitoches District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington said the prosecution offered Beauregard, Vermilion, Jefferson Davis, Washington, Calcasieu & Lafayette parishes. Five defense motions were to be argued Monday, but Thompson asked to continue those until a decision is made on the parish for jurors & a new trial date.
    *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith (25) - Last was motions hearing on 12/16. Trial set for March, 2020.
     
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    Just going thru some oldies - and I am kind of lax :rolleyes: on posting this IF it is actually happening.

    Monday, January 13th:
    *Trial set to begin (Murder Charges) (@ ET) – LA – Levi Cole Ellerbe (6 mos.) (July 17, 2018, Natchitoches; died July 18, 2018; kidnapped & burned to death) – 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. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP. Natchitoches Parish Detention Center/Caddo Parish 10th Judicial Distr Count Judge Desieree Dyess
    Trial set to begin on 1/13/20.
    *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith – Trial set to being in March, 2020 (no specific date as of 1/16/20)



    If anyone finds something - please post! :)
     
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    Oops - forgot to post this the last few days - wondering IF this is going on - anyone "see" anything on this case?? TIA!

    Friday, January 17th:
    *Trial continues (Day 5) (Murder Charges) (@ ET) – LA – Levi Cole Ellerbe (6 mos.) (July 17, 2018, Natchitoches; died July 18, 2018; kidnapped & burned to death) – 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. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. DA will seek DP.
    Trial began on 1/13/20.
    1/13/20 Day 1: Jury selection. No info available. Trial continues on 1/14.
    1/14/20 Day 2: No info available. Trial continues to 1/15.
    1/15/20 Day 3: No info available. Trial continues to 1/16.
    1/16/20 Day 4: No info available. Trial continues to 1/17.
    *Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith – Trial set to being in March, 2020 (no specific date as of 1/16/20).
     

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