Three Shreveport teenagers to be charged as adults | New
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana – A trio of Shreveport teens will be prosecuted as adults in homicide and robbery, Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. said on Wednesday in A press release.
Caddo Juvenile Court Judge Natalie Howell found probable cause of second degree murder and armed robbery for the following three people: Kadeithrick Morgan, 15; Javonpe Winbush, 16, and Malcolm Simmons, 17. All are charged with the September 24 murder of Joshua Roshell, 26, in the 1800 block of Doris Street in Shreveport.
The three minors, along with an adult co-accused, were planning to rob Roshell, who was an acquaintance of one of those charged, Stewart said. The minors were arrested in early February after a lengthy investigation by Detective DR Henry of the Shreveport Police Department.
Under the Louisiana Children’s Code, CHC 305, any accused 15 years of age or older can be prosecuted in adult court for certain crimes.
As a result of the ruling, the minors were transferred to the First Judicial District Court to be prosecuted as adults under the Louisiana Children’s Code.
Caddo Parish deputy prosecutor Janet Silvie continued the case in juvenile court.