Three of the 4 Louisiana youngsters charged within the carjacking and dragging dismemberment of a grandma landed a plea deal after they initially confronted life in jail.
Briniyah Baker, 17, Lenyra Theophile, 16, and Mar’Qel Curtis pleaded responsible to a lowered cost of tried manslaughter and might be sentenced to only 20 years.
All 4 defendants had been charged as adults with second-degree homicide in connection to the demise of 73-year-old Linda Frickey, who was dragged for practically a block after her arm bought caught in her seatbelt.
The teenagers momentarily stopped the automobile to open the door and kick the grandmother into the road – after her arm had been severed and clothes torn off.
The three teenagers will serve a minimal of 15 years every. Two of them expressed regret in court docket, whereas one lady’s legal professional supplied prayers.
Briniyah Baker, 17, Lenyra Theophile, 16, and Mar’Qel Curtis (pictured) pleaded responsible to tried manslaughter Monday
John Honore, 18, continues to be charged as an grownup with second-degree homicide. He faces life in jail
The teenagers have been implicated within the 2022 carjacking and dragging demise of 73-year-old Linda Frickey
‘After they have been saying they have been sorry, I am certain they have been. Sadly they did it they usually must serve the time,’ mentioned Frickey’s sister, Jinnylynn Griffin, outdoors court docket.
The final defendant, 18-year-old John Honore, nonetheless faces a cost of second-degree homicide and life in jail.
‘We wish him to get the utmost. He drove the automotive. He stomped on her,’ Griffin mentioned.
‘The ladies, they have been all there for the journey, however the difficulty we had with them is that they did not do something to cease it.’
The responsible plea comes greater than a yr after Frickey’s demise.
In March 2022, the 73-year-old grandmother was dragged down North Scott Avenue in New Orleans after the group of teenagers stole her automotive.
‘The woman was attempting to place one thing in her automobile, the man jumped in and kicked her out and he or she bought caught within the wheel properly,’ a witness instructed WWL-TV.
One neighbor, Leanne Mascar, grabbed a sheet to cowl Frickey after she was left within the highway.
‘Once I seemed down her physique was already there, and her arm was – it is simply not one thing you anticipate to see,’ Mascar instructed Fox 8.
‘She was laying there bare, and I believed the indignity she simply suffered, it was already an excessive amount of.’
Surveillance video confirmed the teenagers moving into Frickey’s grey SUV, earlier than her arm caught within the seatbelt and he or she was dragged down the block
The grandmother screamed for her assailants to let her go earlier than her arm severed and garments have been torn off
The grey SUV (pictured) was recovered 13 blocks away from the place she was left on the street
Frickey’s official reason for demise was listed as ‘blunt power accidents’
Mascar’s husband, Mark, sat subsequent to Frickey as they waited for the ambulance to reach. Her official reason for demise was listed as ‘blunt power accidents.’
Frickey’s grey SUV was recovered 13 blocks away from the place she was left on the street.
Police launched surveillance footage of the suspects, and two of the teenagers have been turned in by their dad and mom.
In March 2023, Theophile was deemed incompetent to face trial and was despatched to a psychological well being facility for 60 days.
‘We respect that they did admit their guilt and settle for their punishment and hopefully as time goes on, everybody can heal,’ Frickey’s sister-in-law, Kathy Richard, mentioned Monday.
Of Honore, she mentioned: ‘We’ll give him the identical mercy he gave Linda: none.’
Richard hopes the women will ‘become involved in applications’ whereas incarcerated to ‘be an instance that there are penalties on your actions.’
Honore’s trial is slated to start November 27. A jury was seated Monday afternoon.