A lady accused of capturing a 29-yr-previous yr previous man Friday afternoon (Nov. 10) within the Marigny now faces a second-diploma homicide cost after the person died Saturday, in accordance with New Orleans police.
Crystal Baumann, 33, was initially booked into Orleans Justice Middle on one cost of aggravated battery, however her costs have been upgraded two days after the capturing sufferer, Troy Cooks, died at College Medical Middle.
In line with NOPD, Baumann shot Cooks about 12:30 p.m. Friday within the 1900 block of North Rampart Road. When police arrived, Baumann was standing over Cooks, who was laying on the bottom with a gunshot wound to the face. Baumann informed responding officers she shot Cooks throughout an argument, based on the arrest warrant affidavit.
Two males on the scene of the capturing informed a NOLA.com | The Occasions-Picayune reporter they noticed their feminine neighbor arguing with a person they didn’t acknowledge. Each males stated after the capturing they noticed their neighbor in handcuffs, a lady who police later recognized as Baumann.
One of many neighbors, who recognized himself solely as Ben, stated the lady was yelling from inside her door, and the person was standing outdoors the house. Shortly afterward, Ben advised the reporter he heard two gunshots.
In response to the affidavit, a surveillance digital camera from a close-by bar captured video of Cooks being knocked down “from an unseen pressure.” The affidavit didn’t say if Baumann could be seen within the video.
Baumann appeared in Justice of the Peace courtroom Tuesday together with her upgraded cost, the place Orleans Parish Justice of the Peace Decide Harry Cantrell elevated her bond to $250,000 and appointed a public defender to her case, based on on-line courtroom data.
Employees reporter Emily Lane contributed to this submit.