UPDATE: Suspects accused of killing Officer Chatéri Payne appear in court

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UPDATE: All three suspects accused of killing Officer Chatéri Payne appeared in Caddo District Court Thursday morning.

Shreveport Police arrested Treveon Anderson, Lawrence Pierre and Glenn Frierson on Tuesday, charging all three with second degree murder. 

Al three are being held in the Caddo Parish Jail.

Frierson was appointed counsel through the Indigent Defender’s office. Anderson was assigned Sonia Cassidy as counsel. Both men will return to court on April 30, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. for preliminary examination. Pierre also will return to court April 30 for preliminary examination and to obtain counsel.

Bond is set at $500,000 for all three. 

“This case will be reviewed and prepared for presentation to the Grand Jury once we receive the investigation package from Shreveport Police, which could take several weeks,” Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. said. “Based on the statements of Chief of Police Ben Raymond and others at Shreveport Police, this case may not meet the legal requirements for first-degree murder, which requires certain aggravating circumstances. However, until we receive and review the file that determination would be premature at this time.”

If convicted of second-degree murder, the three men each face a life term in prison without benefit of probation, parole or reduction in sentence. If the charges are upgraded to first-degree murder, the sentences could be death or life in prison without benefit of probation, parole or reduction in sentence.
 

ORIGINAL:

Bond on the three suspects charged in the death of Officer Chatéri Payne is set at $500,000.

Shreveport Police arrested Treveon Anderson, Lawrence Pierre and Glenn Frierson on Tuesday, charging all three with second degree murder. 

Al three are being held in the Caddo Parish Jail.

During a Wednesday news conference, Shreveport Polcie Chief Ben Raymond said they believe Anderson shot and killed Officer Payne and made up a story of her being killed by unknown suspect.

According the arrest affidavit, Pierre led police the location where he ‘hid the weapon used in the murder’. 

Meanwhile, funeral arrangements have been set for Officer Chatéri Payne.  Click here for details.

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