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Woman Throws Puppies from 3d Floor, Kills Both

The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received a report Saturday that a guest at the Crystal Inn at 4025 Tulane Ave. had flung two puppies from the third floor. Another guest picked up the dogs and rushed them to an emergency veterinary clinic.

One of the puppies died on the way to the clinic, and the other died while being cared for by the vet, LA/SPCA spokeswoman Jennifer Abbrecht said.

The LA/SPCA’s Cruelty Investigations team identified [Kisha] Carter [25] as a suspect in the puppies’ deaths by interviewing the guest who tried to save the dogs and examining the motel’s security camera footage, Abbrecht added. The LA/SPCA then worked with the New Orleans Police Department to take Carter into custody on Monday night.

Woman kills 2 puppies by throwing them from Mid-City motel’s 3rd floor, authorities allege. nola.com|The Times-Picayune, 4/11/2013.

Man Kills in Gert Town, Drives to Slidell and Kills Again

Smith was booked Tuesday in New Orleans with one count of second-degree murder in the death of Joshua Walker [in Gert Town], who was slain early Sunday. Smith appeared in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court on Wednesday morning, and his bail was set at $500,000.

Meanwhile, the Slidell Police Department says Smith is the lead suspect in the killing of 21-year-old Warren Pryor [son of Smith’s father’s girlfriend], who was found dead Monday night. Slidell Police Department Chief Randy Smith said his investigators interviewed Michael Smith on Tuesday but are still working to determine a motive behind Pryor’s murder.

Police believe New Orleans murder suspect also killed his dad’s girlfriend’s son in Slidell. nola.com/Times-Picayune, 1/9/2013.

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Mother Shoots Son, Drowns Daughter

At some point Wednesday afternoon, the mother [23-year-old Chelsea Thornton] called the father, who does not live with her, and asked him to meet her at a hospital because she was not feeling well.

When the 29-year-old father arrived there, he asked where the children were. The mother said they were at day care, but he sent his mother with a key to the apartment to check on them anyway, Hammons said. The grandmother found the bodies of Chelsea Adams, 4, and Kendall Adams, 3, in the bathtub, Hammons said.

New Orleans mother confesses to killing her 2 children who were found dead in bathtub, police say. NOLA.com/Times-Picayune, 10/18/12.

Gunfight at 2700 Block of St. Philip St., NOLA

A man working in the neighborhood, who has lived in the 5th Ward for more than two decades, said he was terrified when one of the gunmen “ran in the yard by me.” He said he thought of sprinting away the moment he saw a weapon in the man’s hand.

But he didn’t bolt until the man turned around to exchange fire with someone shooting at him.

There were four of them, he said. Two men were shooting at two other men, “youngsters in their early 20s.”

“I ran for my life,” he said.

Bayou St. John gunfight terrorizes 2700 block of St. Philp [sic] Street, nola.com/(New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 3/16/12

Man Jumps off Bridge to Avoid DUI Test

The officer asked him to perform field sobriety tests and [Thomas Robert] Harter agreed. He began the first test, [Causeway General Manager Carlton] Dufrechou said, but then “bolted” toward the northern edge of the crossover. One officer managed to grab him, but couldn’t hold on. Harter — wearing jeans, boots and a camouflage T-shirt — dropped 20 feet into the lake and out of sight. The water was rough, with winds between 15 and 20 mph, Dufrechou said.

Causeway bridge jumper booked with DWI for 8th time, nola.com/(NewOrleans) Times-Picayune, 3/12/12

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