New Orleans girl charged with homicide of ‘drunk’ fiancé: cops


A New Orleans girl who claims her fiancé tried to kill her as they had been consuming alcohol has been charged with homicide after proof didn’t again up her story, police mentioned.

Laura Collins, 33, admitted to investigators that she strangled her fiancé — whose title has not been launched — of their dwelling within the metropolis’s St. Claude part early Tuesday, in keeping with courtroom information cited by NOLA.com.

Collins instructed police and neighbors she “choked … out” her beloved when he grew to become aggressive and attacked her as they drank, prompting her to “put him in a chokehold,” courtroom information present.

The lady’s neighbors, who known as police, later instructed investigators Collins went again to the house to verify she didn’t must “choke” him “out once more,” information present.

Collins’ fiancé, who had blood on his face and a bruise to the again of his head, was pronounced useless on the scene, police mentioned.

Collins, who’s awaiting trial for allegedly killing a bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash in January 2020, was arrested on a second-degree homicide cost after cops decided her accidents weren’t “per the likelihood” that she might have died through the alleged assault.

She additionally has a historical past of home violence incidents during which she was arrested because the “aggressor,” police wrote in information with out elaborating, NOLA.com reported.

Collins remained held with out bond early Thursday at a jail in New Orleans. Her subsequent look in courtroom has not been set, information present.

An lawyer for Collins, Stavros Panagoulopoulos, declined to touch upon the allegations. If convicted, she faces a compulsory life sentence, NOLA.com reported.

Collins beforehand pleaded not responsible in October to costs of manslaughter and obstruction of justice in a January 2020 hit-and-run crash that killed 58-year-old bicyclist Lloyd Smith.

Police mentioned Collins fled the scene, however she was later arrested. She had been launched on $45,000 bond when she was busted for homicide Tuesday. Her subsequent courtroom date within the hit-and-run case had not been scheduled, NOLA.com reported