GUILTY LA - Wendy Byrne, 39, shot to death, New Orleans, 17 Jan 2009

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  1. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    http://www.wwltv.com/local/stories/wwl012009tpkilling.12d5e1be.html

    "According to Riley, the mothers of the two suspects called police to say their children may have been involved after seeing their pictures in the media.
    Sketches of two of the suspects were widely-publicized and compiled from witnesses to Byrne’s killing and another attempted robbery just minutes before where the suspects matched the description from the murder.

    “The mother saw the composite of the kid,” said Riley. “She called our homicide division stating that she believed that the composite we showed with the dreadlocks was her son.”

    Riley said the suspect pictured with dreadlocks confessed to being the shooter. A third 15-year-old is being sought."



    http://www.examiner.com/x-2552-New-...es-sketches-of-French-Quarter-murder-suspects

    (original article, of which the mother of one saw her son's sketch)
     
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  3. chicagofa13

    chicagofa13 New Member

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    Wow. Someone doing the right thing with their child. If only all parents would do the same.
     
  4. MelInTN

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    Could you imagine the horror, watching the local evening news about a murder, thinking 'What a shame..' then seeing the sketch and going 'OMG!! That is MY son!!!' Ugh... Prayers to this mother for comfort and healing.
     
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    azmama New Member

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    That is the very first thing that came to my mind as well. I hope she has a strong support system.
     
  6. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    I hope she's got a good support system too. It's a hard thing to do, turn her son in, yet she did the right thing. He's 15, and has to learn that thugging is not the right way of life, only leads to violence. It's heartbreaking for his mother, and i hope he thinks long and hard about that. It's too bad he wasn't thinking about it before getting involved in that murder.
     
  7. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From June 2014:

    http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/9492329-171/la-supreme-court-returns-teen

     

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