The manhunt continues for a convicted killer who was mistakenly released from the East Feliciana Parish jail on September 22nd. 32-year-old Benjueil Johnson is supposed to be in prison, serving a 40 year sentence for a 2010 fatal shooting in Plaquemine. State Department of Corrections spokesperson Pam Laborde says they hope to bring Johnson back into custody soon…:
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Johnson was released as the result of an error made by a DOC employee.
The Monroe Police Department says they are still looking for a suspect in the case of two people who were found shot dead at a bail bondsman’s office. They’ve identified the victims as Ivan Webb, who owns the business, and Catrina Wallace who worked there. Cops say no arrests have been made at this time but the investigation is ongoing.
The state Department of Health and Hospitals confirms a second death this year from the West Nile Virus — this time out of the Baton Rouge area. Emelie Gunn reports…:
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission says 120 workers in the state died on the job in 2014 according to a preliminary count by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Industries reporting the most fatalities last year were trade, transportation and utilities followed by natural resources and mining.