10:30 LRN Newscast September 29

Baton Rouge Police announce the arrest of 20-year-old Dyteon Simpson of Baker in the fatal shooting of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims. Police Chief Murphy Paul says DNA evidence led them to Simpson, who admitted to authorities that he shot Sims.

Paul says Sims stepped into a fight to defend a friend that was being punched on the ground. Authorities say Simpson was doing the punching and when Sims stepped in that’s when Simpson fired the weapon.

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore says they had a lot of help from the public….
cut 30 (14) “…very quickly”
Simpson was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with second-degree murder. His case will be brought before a grand jury soon.

Senator John Kennedy says unless an FBI investigation uncovers any concerning new material about allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, he expects a final confirmation vote for his lifetime appointment to the US Supreme Court to be held later next week. The Senator says as of now, he knows where he stands…
Cut 7 (06) “…produces”
Senator Bill Cassidy has also indicated he will vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Karen Carter Peterson says she believes Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations, and says the two senators support for the judge sends the wrong message to assault survivors.
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