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Deadly Duo: Kerry Myers and William Fontanille killed Myers’ wife, Janet Myers, with a baseball bat

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Janet Myers murder
Murder Between Friends movie
JP man convicted murder wife in ’84, ordered freed by governor
Angola inmate set free, 3 decades after infamous Harvey murder
State of Louisiana v Kerry Myers 1989 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Louisiana v Kerry Myers 1991 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Inmate ends attempt to make author testify
‘Dark Bayou’ explores infamous Louisiana murders

Books
Blood Will Tell: A True Story of Deadly Obsession
Dark Bayou: Infamous Louisiana Homicides

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Between Friends

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Defendants
Kerry Myers – convicted, sentenced to LWOP; sentence commuted to 30 years in prison, released 12/2016
William Fontanille – convicted, sentenced to 21 years in prison

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Alyssa Brooke Kovash murder 4/18/2005 New Orleans, LA *Darnell Gilmore and Marcus Pleasant convicted, sentenced to life in prison*

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Alyssa Brooke Kovash

Find-A-Grave: Alyssa Brooke Kovash
Orleans judge acquits man in 2005 Uptown murder of 20-year-old waitress
New Orleans jury convicts man in connection with 2005 slaying of waitress
New Orleans man convicted of murder in killing of French Quarter waitress
State of Louisiana v Darnell Gilmore 2013 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
The Detectives Club: New Orleans: Out of the Darkness

Defendants
Darnell Gilmore – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Marcus Pleasant – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Ahmad Hill – acquitted

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Name: GILMORE, DARNELL
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 31
Location: Louisiana State Penitentiary
Race: African American

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Name: PLEASANT, MARCUS
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 30
Location: Louisiana State Penitentiary
Race: African American

Monsters Among Us: Tommy Francise charged with the murders of Curtis “Cochise” Smith and George Barrett Jr.

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Victims
Curtis “Cochise” Smith, 30 [1991]
George Barrett Jr., 53 [2002]

Crime Stoppers: Cold case killing fields in Iberville Parish
Arrest made in 25-year-old Iberville Parish cold case, TV station reports
Iberville Parish makes arrest in 25-year-old cold case
Francise arrested in connection with 25-year-old cold case, bond denied
Man arrested in Lafayette for 2 cold case killings in Iberville Parish
Iberville Sheriff’s Office arrests suspect accused in cold-case killings from 1991, 2002
Judge denies bond for suspect in Iberville Parish cold case from 25 years ago
What Happened To Curtis “Cochise” Smith?
Body in the barrel: Curtis ‘Cochise’ Smith’s murder investigated on Killing Fields
LA – Curtis ‘Cochise’ Smith, 29, Plaquemine, 21 Feb 1991 *Arrest*
Tommy Francise pleads not guilty at arraignment hearing

Movies/Documentaries
Killing Fields: Body in the Barrel

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name FRANCISE, TOMMY M
Gender Male
DOB 1955
Race White
CCN 11930
Height 5’09 ft.
Weight 164 lbs
Eyes Brown
Hair Brown
Arrested 10/27/2016
Booked 10/27/2016
Held In 18-25
Court Date N/A

CHARGES

CODE [RS14:30.1]
LITERAL MURDER SECOND DEGREE
BOND($0)

CODE [RS14:30.1]
LITERAL MURDER SECOND DEGREE
BOND($0)

Deborah Ann Correge murder 8/13/1993 New Orleans, LA *William Silva convicted of her rape and murder, sentenced to LWOP*

On 15 August 1993, the victim’s boyfriend, Richard Sharpe, found her dead in her apartment at 3316 DeSoto Street. She had been severely beaten and strangled and had been dead for several days. Her night shirt had been pulled above her waist. However, there was no trauma to her vagina, and no seminal fluid was discovered. Although the house was not ransacked, the house was not as neat as the victim usually kept it. Valuables had been left intact. However, one of three rings the victim wore had been removed, and a watch was missing. Initially, Sharpe was a suspect in the crime, but he was absolved.

On 24 May 1994, a group of the defendant’s friends went to police headquarters and reported that several nights earlier when they were with the defendant at a bar drinking, the defendant told them he had killed the victim, who had been his next door neighbor. He said that he had gone to her house to help her with her air conditioner, that she had bent over and he had seen her buttocks. He became aroused and started to have sex with her. Whether or not she had given her consent was not clear. During sex, he went “crazy” and began beating the victim in the face numerous times with brass knuckles.

He burned his clothes in a smoker at his girlfriend’s house.

The victim’s face had indentations in the pattern of brass knuckles. Several witnesses testified that the defendant had owned a pair of brass knuckles.

When the defendant was arrested, he immediately confessed after having been given his Miranda rights.

Remnants of clothes were discovered in the smoker. The defendant’s friend, Ryan Liner, testified that the defendant had given him the watch and the ring. He, in turn, had given the watch to his girlfriend, and pawned the ring. The watch was identified as the victim’s at trial.

Find-A-Grave: Deborah Ann “Debbie” Correge
William Silva v State of Louisiana 1997 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
William Silva v State of Louisiana 1998 (writ denied)

Movies/Documentaries
The Detectives Club: New Orleans: Murder By The Bayou

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: SILVA, WILLIAM
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 44
Location: Dixon Correctional Institute
Race: White
Contact Facility: Louisiana Department of Corrections

Monsters Among Us: LaMondre Tucker killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Tavia Sills; Sentenced to death

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Tavia Sills

Find-A-Grave: Tavia Sills
Friends And Family Say Goodbye To Tavia Sills
Lamondre Tucker sentenced to death, mother arrested
Death by lethal injection: Tucker sentenced for Sills murder
Video evidence: Marcus Taylor describes Tavia Sills’ murder
Jury finds Marcus Taylor guilty of manslaughter
Shreveport man sentenced to 30 years for role in pregnant teen’s death
Convicted killer found guilty of trying to tamper with jury
Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Shreveport killer’s conviction, death sentence
State of Louisiana v LaMondre Tucker 2015 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Shreveport mother says she forgives her daughter’s killer
LaMondre Tucker – Louisiana Death Row (lots of articles)

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Attraction: What Lies Beneath
Murder Chose Me: Something in the Water

Defendants
LaMondre Tucker – convicted, sentenced to death
Marcus Taylor – convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 30 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Name: TUCKER, LAMONDRE M
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 26
Location: Louisiana Department of Corrections
Race: African American

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Name: TAYLOR, MARCUS A
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 30
Location: Louisiana Department of Corrections
Race: African American

Will Smith murder 4/9/2016 New Orleans, LA *Cardell Hayes convicted of manslaughter; Sentencing will be Feb. 17, 2017*

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Will Smith, former Saints player, shot dead at scene of crash
Ex-NFLer Will Smith’s death: Suspect didn’t start fight, attorney says
Will Smith Death (several articles)
Cardell Hayes crashed his Hummer into Will Smith’s SUV on purpose, expert says
Will Smith standing upright when shot by Cardell Hayes, pathologist says
Will Smith’s Widow: ‘He Didn’t Have to Do That to My Baby’
Will Smith shooting trial Day 6: Closing arguments Sunday in Will Smith shooting
Cardell Hayes-Will Smith trial: 5 things learned Sunday
Will Smith death: Man who killed NFL star guilty of manslaughter
Ex-New Orleans Saints Star Will Smith’s Killer Guilty of Manslaughter
Racquel Smith releases statement after guilty verdict

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Cordell Hayes

Bourbon Street mass shooting: Demontris Toliver killed while in town for his birthday; 10 others injured; Two suspects being sought

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Demontris Toliver

Victims
Demontris Toliver, DOB: 11-20-1991, from New Orleans (Shot to chest and shoulder blade area. Died at hospital). He had also lived in Baton Rouge.
DOB: 2-20-1995, from Lafayette (Shot to hip)
DOB: 9-24-1994, from New Orleans (Graze wound to buttocks)
DOB: 8-11-1995, from Mississippi (Shot to outer ankle)
DOB: 6-6-1992, from Baton Rouge (Shot to chest area and hand)
DOB: 12-26-1993, from Eunice (Shot to knee)
DOB: 8-29-1994, from New Orleans (Shot to hand)
DOB: 2-7-1979, from Zachary, (Shot to back of knee)
DOB: 8-2-1991, from Lafayette (Shot to thigh)
DOB: 8-2-1996, from Scott, LA (Shot to wrist, shoulder and chest area

1 dead, 9 hurt in shooting in New Orleans French Quarter
Memorial Fund: Demontris Toliver
Nine injured, one killed in shooting on Bourbon Street in NOLA after the Bayou Classic
Bourbon Street, New Orleans Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 9 Hurt: Police
Bourbon Street shooting: Baton Rouge artist slain while in town for birthday
NOPD: One person dead, nine others injured after shooting on Bourbon Street
Police identify man fatally wounded in New Orleans shooting that left 9 others injured
NOPD identifies victim killed in Bourbon Street shooting; gunmen still at large
Four victims with Acadiana ties shot in New Orleans on Bourbon Street

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