Monsters Among Us: Rhine Antonio Reynolds killed Sophia Arthur and left her body on the bank of the Mississippi River; Sentenced to LWOP

From Reynolds appeal: What is not in dispute is that the decomposing body of the victim Sophia Arnold was found on April 12 2007 behind the Mississippi River levee in West Baton Rouge Parish However the factual version put forth by defendant is that on April 10 2007 at approximately 100 pm defendant picked up the victim at the
Southern University campus Defendant drove Ms Arnold to a residence in the vicinity of Greenwell Springs Road and Joor Road where she danced for a group of men for approximately 45 minutes Defendant then took Ms Arnold to his residence in the Sherwood Forest area of East Baton Rouge Parish

After they arrived at defendant’s residence defendant and Ms Arnold became involved in a physical altercation after an argument over payment for her dancing According to defendant he grabbed Ms Arnold by the neck and held her for five to ten minutes after which time her body became limp Defendant then placed Ms Arnold’s body in the back of his truck and drove to a location in Port Allen where he concealed the body behind the levee The ensuing investigation pointed to defendant and he was
eventually charged with second degree murder in West Baton Rouge Parish

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State of Louisiana v Rhine Reynolds 2010 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Rhine Reynolds v Burl Cain, Warden 20104 (habeas corpus denied)
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INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: REYNOLDS, RHINE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 46
Location: Louisiana State Penitentiary
Race: African American
Contact Facility: Louisiana Department of Corrections

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