BATON ROUGE, La. (TCD) -- Two 16-year-olds were arrested after the female teen asked her friend to fatally shoot her mother.
According to WBRZ-TV, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at approximately 11 p.m., a 33-year-old woman was transported to a local hospital after suffering several gunshot wounds, and she died at the hospital from her injuries. The shooting reportedly occurred at the Highland Club apartment complex on Jefferson Highway.
Casey Hicks, the public information officer at the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, told WAFB-TV deputies located a 16-year-old male suspect nearby and took him into custody.
Hicks said the teen "admitted to his involvement in the shooting, but he stated that a 16-year-old relative of the victim had asked for his help in shooting her relative."
WAFB reports the victim is 33-year-old Markeshia Stone.
According to WBRZ, Stone’s daughter, Jermyne Lewis, allegedly asked Dwayne Barfield to carry out the shooting. Lewis was arrested for principal for second-degree murder, while Barfield was charged with second-degree murder and possession of a weapon as a juvenile.
WAFB reports Lewis and Barfield are being held without bond.