Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Orleans, LA: Detectives: Girlfriend Admits Killing New Orleans Man

NEW ORLEANS -- Detectives have arrested the live-in girlfriend of a man shot and killed the day after Christmas.

New Orleans police said 25-year-old Antoinette Fortune will be charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Brandon Butler.

The incident happened at Butler's home, in the 2100 block of Hope Street.

Investigators believe the couple had been arguing when Fortune got hold of Butler's gun, which he kept hidden in a sofa. They said Fortune has confessed to shooting her 24-year-old boyfriend.

"Detectives were quick to notice discrepancies in this suspect's story, and made the arrest just hours after fatal shots were fired," NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in a statement. "This was great team work by both our crime scene experts as well as homicide detectives, and as a result, a suspect confessed and now awaits trial."

Fortune is on probation in Texas following a conviction on charges of aggravated assault, resisting an officer, domestic battery and other crimes. Her record indicates arrests on additional charges, including public intoxication, criminal trespass and marijuana possession.

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