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    Death Penalty Trial Set for Matthew Sonnier in 2017 LA Triple Murder


    Jeremy Norris, Latish White and Kendrick Horn





    State announces plan to seek death penalty for Matthew Sonnier

    By Brooke Buford and Max Lindsey
    KALB News

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Matthew Sonnier, the man accused of murdering three people with the help of his sister back in October, was back in Rapides Parish court on Tuesday.

    Sonnier was indicted in November for the murders of Jeremy Norris, Kendrick Horn, and Latish White. Sonnier was back in court on Monday for a few things; first was his arraignment.

    Sonnier pleaded not guilty to three counts of first degree murder, obstruction of justice, criminal conspiracy, and carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Prosecutor Hugo Holland also announced that the State plans to seek the death penalty. Also, there was a motion filed to determine Sonnier's source of funds.

    Sonniers next court appearance is set for February 1. He is being represented by Thomas Alonzo, an attorney who handles capital cases out of Lafayette.

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    State files to seek death penalty against Ebony Sonnier

    By Melissa Gregory
    Alexandria Town Talk

    The Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office has decided to seek the death penalty against Ebony Nicole Sonnier, as well as her brother, Matthew Sonnier.

    Prosecutor Hugo Holland is handling both cases, and he filed the notice on Tuesday. Both brother and sister pleaded not guilty in their respective cases on that day.

    District Attorney Phillip Terrell had told The Town Talk on Dec. 4 that his office intended to file in Matthew's case, but said there had been no decision in Ebony's case.

    The Pineville siblings are accused in a triple homicide. The bodies of the victims Latisha Renee White, 42; Jeremy Deon Norris, 28; and Kendrick Dwann Horn, 33 were found within hours in two separate locations in Rapides Parish on Oct. 18.

    White died after being stabbed multiple times, her body tossed from a car on Melrose Street in Pineville. The bodies of Norris and Horn, both of whom had been shot, were found burning in a ditch on Old Boyce Road outside of Alexandria.

    Matthew Sonnier was indicted on three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of obstruction of justice. Ebony, 31, was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder and two counts of obstruction of justice.

    No attorney is listed yet for Ebony, but Matthew is being represented by Thomas V. Alonzo of Lafayette.

    Alonzo already has filed a motion that seeks either to determine the source of funding for his defense work or halt the prosecution of the case. A contradictory hearing on that has been set for Feb. 1-2, 2018.

    Matthew had a certificate of indigency filed on Nov. 7, meaning he doesn't have the money to hire his own attorney.

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    Matthew Sonnier returns to court for several motions in capital case

    By Brooke Buford
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    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - Matthew Sonnier, the man accused of murdering three people with the help of his sister, Ebony, back in October, was back in Rapides Parish court on Tuesday for a hearing on several motions. The state is seeking the death penalty for both.

    Sonnier was indicted in November for the murders of Jeremy Norris, Kendrick Horn and Latish White. He pleaded not guilty to three counts of first degree murder, obstruction of justice, criminal conspiracy, and carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    On Tuesday, Judge Harry Randow heard a motion for discovery which Sonnier's capital defense attorney Kyla Blanchard-Romanach said she was "satisfied with what we've received so far." The state has also filed a motion for discovery.

    Special prosecutor Hugo Holland filed a motion to prohibit ex parte which he said from his experience is "a process that his been abused." Holland said if the defense requests a need for ex parte, he wants the state to be notified.

    Romanach told the court, "Sometimes there is a need for ex parte requests, particularly with funding. [...] I think the law is clear on that, that we have a right."

    Judge Randow deferred the matter for now.

    As the motions wrapped up, a pre-trial conference date was set for July 18 at 10:30 a.m. to set a schedule of any upcoming dates.

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    Agreement reached over motions issue in Rapides death penalty case

    By Melissa Gregory
    Alexandria Town Talk

    The prosecution claimed that what the defense sought in Ebony Nicole Sonnier's death penalty case is illegal, yet the defense countered that what the state wanted may violate the Pineville woman's constitutional rights.

    The two sides were in court on Monday for arguments on a motion filed by the state which sought to keep the defense from filing ex parte requests for relief, which are motions filed by one side in a dispute for its benefit only. It also can cover hearings and court orders.

    The defense had filed a memo in opposition to the motion.

    The motion was filed in both Ebony Sonnier's case and that of her brother, 29-year Matthew Sonnier. Both face the death penalty after their arrests in the October 2017 deaths of three Alexandria residents whose bodies were found in two locations about three hours apart.

    Ebony, 32, faces two counts of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder and two counts of obstruction of justice. Matthew faces three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of obstruction of justice.

    They are being tried separately in the deaths of 33-year-old Kendrick Dwann Horn, 28-year-old Jeremy Deon Norris and 42-year-old Latrice Renee White.

    White's body was the first to be found on Oct. 18, lying on Melrose Street in Pineville. She had been stabbed.

    The bodies of Horn and Norris were found hours later, wrapped in a pool liner that had been set on fire in a ditch on Old Boyce Road outside Alexandria.

    Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Mary Lauve Doggett heard arguments Monday morning from Rapides Special Assistant District Attorney Lea R. Hall Jr. and defense attorney Dennis W. Moore.

    Members of White's family sat in the first row of the gallery.

    Hall told Doggett that the state had no objection to the content being sought and that the prosecution "would be happy" to provide that through the discovery process.

    "They've gotta get that through discovery," he said. "That's just how it works."

    But Moore countered that some of what the defense sought is personal information — Ebony's jail and medical records. It would violate her constitutional rights if the state got everything that the defense gathered.

    He also alleged that the state was trying to find out what strategy the defense planned.

    Both men cited several cases that have set precedent in the area, and Doggett conceded that it was "confusing." She took a recess for research, coming back to deliver her reasons for denying the motion.

    She said there was no clear answer to the issue at this time. While she didn't prohibit the defense from filing such motions, she cautioned that it should not be abused.

    In the end, the sides agreed that if such a motion is filed, notice will be given to the state. Doggett can review the issue and, if there's an objection, a contradictory hearing would be held.

    Hall said he had no problem with that.

    Much the same agreement was reached in Matthew Sonnier's case, which is being handled by ad hoc Judge Harry Randow. During his May 29 hearing, his defense attorney said she didn't foresee filing any such motions, but that it might become necessary.

    Rapides Special Assistant District Attorney Hugo Holland asked for notice when such motions are filed, and Randow deferred the motion.

    Attorneys will have a telephone conference with Doggett in Ebony Sonnier's case on July 19. There are no hearings scheduled in Matthew Sonnier's case, according to Rapides Parish Clerk of Court records.

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    - Oklahoma Rep. Mike Christian

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    - Rev. Richard Hawke

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    Rapides man facing death penalty returns to court on DNA motion

    By Brooke Buford
    KALB News

    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - Matthew Sonnier, who along with his sister, Ebony Sonnier, is facing the death penalty in Rapides Parish for the October 2017 murders of Jeremy Norris, Kendrick Horn and Latish White, was back in court on Monday.

    Sonnier's capital attorneys had filed a motion to get access to raw data pertaining to DNA evidence in the case.

    "There's an issue on the raw date," said Judge Chris Hazel, who is now assigned to the case. "Each side has scientific experts."

    The state wants to get the opinion of a scientist because of concerns of the effects of extracting that raw data from reports. Special prosecutor Lea Hall is trying to avoid an actual hearing and hoping to get the matter resolved before the next scheduled court date of April 30.

    "They have asked for specific things," Hall said. "Most of it I agreed to. But, I need to talk to a scientist about the extraction of raw data."

    Judge Hazel also brought up another matter of some pending motions that were filed by Sonnier's attorneys that were supposed to be taken under advisement by ad hoc Judge Harry Randow, who Hazel replaced when he was elected.

    "The court learned this morning that motions were to be under advisement by Judge Randow that somehow slipped through the cracks," said Hazel. "The court is going to work on that."

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    New trial date set for Pineville woman accused in 3 deaths

    By Melissa Gregory
    Alexandria Town Talk

    The trial for a Pineville woman, accused with her brother in the deaths of three people, has been pushed back into 2020.

    Ebony Nicole Sonnier's new trial date is March 2, 2020.

    Sonnier has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal conspiracy. The Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office has filed notice that it intends to seek the death penalty for Sonnier, 32.

    She and her brother, 30-year-old Matthew Sonnier, are accused in the deaths of Jeremy Deon Norris, 28; Kendrick Dwann Horn, 33; and Latisha Renee White, 42. The three died on Oct. 18, 2017.

    The indictment against her alleges that Norris and Horn were killed in an armed robbery or an attempted armed robbery that happened during the distribution or attempted exchange of drugs and it was done to prevent one or more of the victims from testifying in a criminal case.

    The bodies of Norris and Horn, both of whom had been shot, were found together in a ditch on Old Boyce Road outside of Alexandria. They had been wrapped in a pool liner, which had been set on fire. A passerby saw the fire and reported it, leading to the discovery of the bodies.

    White was stabbed multiple times. She was thrown from a car onto Melrose Street in Pineville.

    A status conference was held on Monday with 9th Judicial District Court Judge Mary Lauve Doggett, during which the new trial date was set. A new defense attorney, Kerry Cuccia, also was granted permission to enroll in the case.

    Attorneys were given until June 17 to file motions in the case, which would be heard on Aug. 14, according to the Rapides Parish Clerk of Court website.

    A hearing on DNA evidence was held last week in Matthew Sonnier's case. The judge in that case, Judge Chris Hazel, took the issue under advisement but hasn't issued his written ruling yet.

    Matthew Sonnier also faces the death penalty.

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    Trial date to be selected in Matthew Sonnier death penalty case in two weeks

    By Brooke Buford
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    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - A date for the death penalty trial for Matthew Sonnier, 31 of Alexandria, will be selected on Sept. 23, according to Rapides Parish special prosecutor, Lea Hall.

    Sonnier was in court on Monday for a defense motion filed by his capital defense attorneys that aims to suppress information obtained during the stop of his truck, during a search of that truck, and his statement made to the Pineville Police Department following his arrest the day of the murders of Latish White, Kendrick Horn and Jeremy Norris.The murders took place back on Oct. 18, 2017. Sonnier's sister, Ebony, also faces the death penalty for her involvement.

    Hall called several Pineville Police Department officers to testify in court on Monday about their involvement the day of the crimes, specifically involving the murder of White, and how they properly obtained search warrants and conducted a traffic stop to arrest Sonnier.

    One more witness with the police department still needs to be called. That witness will take the stand on Sept. 23, the same day a trial date is expected to be set. After that, Judge Chris Hazel will rule on if the motion will be granted or denied.

    Attorneys for Ebony Sonnier are trying to get evidence suppressed in her case as well. She will also be back in court on Sept. 23, but in front of Judge Mary Doggett. Her trial is currently set for March 2020, but prosecutors expect it to get pushed back in order to allow the trial for her brother to move forward first.

    https://www.kalb.com/content/news/Tr...559856451.html
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    Siblings in Rapides triple homicide appear in court

    By Melissa Gregory
    Alexandria Town Talk

    Trial dates were discussed Monday during hearings for siblings accused of killing three people found on one day in two Rapides Parish locations in October 2017.

    Matthew Sonnier's trial date was set for Aug. 24, 2020, while sister Ebony Nicole Sonnier's March 2, 2020, trial remains set for now.

    The siblings were in the 9th Judicial District Court on Monday for separate hearings on motions to suppress evidence or statements in their cases. Both face three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of obstruction of justice in the deaths of Jeremy Deon Norris, 28; Kendrick Dwann Horn, 33; and Latisha Renee White, 42.

    White's body was found first, early on Oct. 17, 2017, on Melrose Street in Pineville. Hours later, the bodies of Norris and Horn were found in a ditch on Old Boyce Road, wrapped in a pool liner that had been set on fire.

    The Sonniers were arrested on Oct. 26, 2017. Both face the death penalty.

    On Monday, Ebony Sonnier's defense attorneys continued finished their arguments on three motions to suppress evidence. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Mary Lauve Doggett will rule later.

    Attorney Dennis Moore repeatedly asked five investigators for the times when a search warrant was served at a Monroe Street house where the siblings lived and the sequence of events surrounding that, whether Ebony Sonnier was a suspect or not when she was initially questioned and when law enforcement was notified that a search warrant was ready for the Monroe Street house.

    First to testify was Officer Susan Mosley, who nows works for the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office. Mosley was a detective at Pineville during the investigation and drove Ebony to headquarters for questioning.

    Rapides Parish Assistant District Attorney Hugo Holland asked her if she made any promises to or threatened Ebony, and she said no. She testified that she tried to make sure Ebony was comfortable, getting pizza and drinks for her and others.

    Mosley said she provided tissues for Ebony when she was "sobbing" and didn't have anything other than the shirt she was wearing to wipe her tears.

    After Moore asked her other questions regarding whether Ebony was advised of her rights, Mosley said it was something she always did. She also said she told Ebony several times on the drive to headquarters about her right to remain silent.

    "She chose to keep speaking," said Mosley.

    Detective William Smith also testified. Holland had Smith clarify that Matthew Sonnier was the primary suspect as the investigation began and that Ebony was interviewed as a witness at first.

    However, she was arrested because the Alexandria Police Department had a warrant for her arrest and because drug paraphernalia was seen at her house when police arrived to talk to her.

    Moore quizzed Smith at length about the time the search warrant was signed. Smith referred to the time stamp on the warrant 7:19 p.m. But Moore later presented him with a report he filed in which he mentioned the warrant was live at 7:08 p.m.

    Smith told Moore that was a rough draft, not his final report.

    Holland, in his redirect after Moore had finished, asked Smith if he would write more than one draft report on a case like this. He said yes, and Moore objected, which Doggett overruled.

    Holland asked Smith if he normally includes his draft reports in the case file that goes to the district attorney's office. Smith said no, that he had no idea how that happened. He called the time in the draft "a mistake."

    Called by the defense on Monday were Pineville's Sgt. Vincent Deville and Detective Jared Bennett. They had been sent to the Monroe Street house to secure it before the search warrant was signed.

    Both testified that they knocked on the door and spoke with Ebony, who let them inside. They made sure no one else was at the house, other than Ebony's 3-year-old daughter, and then went back outside to wait for the search warrant.

    The men testified that they spotted a glass smoking pipe in the kitchen of the house.

    Holland then asked both men if they forced their way into the home, and both said no. As he cross-examined Deville, he asked if the defense would be wrong if they suggested they forced their way inside.

    Deville answered yes, but Moore objected and said it was never characterized that way.

    "Oh, they very will do. It's in paragraph three of both their motions," Holland retorted, holding both up in his hands.

    When Bennett began his testimony, he had a file with a copy of his report in front of him. Moore stopped and objected to him having it. But as Moore asked Bennett about specific times, Bennett replied that he didn't recall because the events happened two years ago.

    Moore grabbed a copy of Bennett's report, showing it to Holland before presenting it to Bennett.

    "Are you showing him the report you just didn't want him looking at?" asked Holland.

    In Matthew Sonnier's case with Judge Chris Hazel, a hearing date of Dec. 16 was set for any other motions to be filed.

    https://www.thetowntalk.com/story/ne...gs/2423310001/
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    Attempt to suppress search of home in Matthew Sonnier case denied

    An attempt by Matthew Sonnier's defense team to suppress evidence from a search of his Monroe Street house during an investigation into the October 2018 stabbing death of a woman has been denied by a Rapides Parish judge.

    Sonnier, 31, has been indicted on 3 counts of 1st-degree murder and 2 counts of obstruction of justice in the deaths of 42-year-old Latish Renee White, 33-year-old Kendrick Dwann Horn and 28-year-old Jeremy Deon Norris.

    The state is seeking the death penalty. Just before 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 18, 2018, White's body was found lying on Melrose Street in Pineville. She had been stabbed more than a dozen times in her chest, according to information contained in the motion.

    About 3 hours later, the bodies of Horn and Norris were found in a ditch on Old Boyce Road outside Alexandria. They had been wrapped in a pool liner, which had been set on fire.

    The Pineville Police Department and Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, the agencies working the respective cases, soon determined the cases were connected. Sonnier and his sister, Ebony Nicole Sonnier, eventually became suspects and were arrested.

    Ebony Sonnier was indicted on the same charges and also faces the death penalty.

    In its motion, Matthew Sonnier's defense team argued that an affidavit for the search warrant included information gotten through an illegal seizure of the siblings' stepfather, that his information wasn't verified before the warrant was issued and that it had false information "made with reckless disregard for the truth."

    Authorities were searching for Matthew Sonnier because they had learned from White's family that the two had a romantic relationship. Family members also told officers that Sonnier drive a blue pickup truck, the same kind that had been seen on surveillance video from a location near where her body was found.

    Pineville had an address for him on Hickory Street, but found his mother and stepfather, George Nash, there. Nash told police the siblings didn't live there, and he didn't know where they lived. He also said he didn't know anything about the blue truck, according to the motion.

    But Nash said Ebony Sonnier's two children were dropped off every day by a school bus and that Ebony would pick up the children later.

    Detective Miranda Collura testified Thursday before 9th Judicial District Court Judge Chris Hazel that police thought Nash was lying to them. She said they found it "implausible" that Nash and the siblings' mother wouldn't have some contact information for them when the children were at their home every school day.

    After watching the house, officers stopped a white truck that had been there. It wasn't Ebony, but Nash's truck passed officers as they spoke with the occupants of the white truck.

    Collura testified that the children were in Nash's truck, and police suspected he was taking the children to Ebony and Matthew, who lived together.

    Defense attorney John Magrisso asked her the reason for the stop, and Collura said it was not a traffic stop.

    The motion contends that Pineville officers would have needed a warrant issued after showing probable cause, knowledge that he was involved in criminal conduct "or, at the very least, to observe Mr. Nash engaging in some form of a traffic violation.

    "Absent any of these circumstances, the police had no legal authority to conduct a stop of Mr. Nash as he drove by them."

    Will Smith, the lead detective in the White case, testified that Nash eventually agreed to ride in his car and point out where the Sonnier siblings lived. Smith said he returned Nash to his truck after that.

    Prosecutor Hugo Holland asked Smith if some of the information received from Nash was corroborated with other information investigators already had, and Smith agreed.

    Matthew Sonnier was spotted later that day near the Monroe Street home, driving a pickup truck that fit the description from the surveillance video, said Holland.

    Magrisso objected to the ruling, saying Hazel's denial might be appealed to a higher court.

    It wasn't the only defense motion to be denied on Thursday. Hazel denied 20 motions, while granting 5. He took one motion, whether Matthew Sonnier's statement to police is admissible, under advisement.

    Another hearing will be held on April 3 to hear a defense motion that seeks to dismiss the death penalty because of alleged flaws with the current procedure that don't provide an impartial jury.

    (source: Alexandria Town Talk)
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    New trial date set in 2017 Rapides Parish triple homicide case

    By Melissa Gregory
    Alexandria Town Talk

    Matthew Sonnier has a new date for his first-degree murder trial after a Tuesday hearing in the 9th Judicial District Court.

    Sonnier was indicted in the October 2017 deaths of Jeremy Deon Norris, 28; Kendrick Dwann Horn, 33; and Latish Renee White, 42. He also faces two felony counts of obstruction of justice in a separate indictment.

    His new trial date is Feb. 22, 2021.

    Sonnier's sister, Ebony Sonnier, faces the same charges in two separate indictments. Her trial currently is set for Oct. 26.

    The state is seeking the death penalty for both siblings.

    The bodies of the three were found hours apart on Oct. 18, 2017. White's body was found first on Melrose Street in Pineville. She had been repeatedly stabbed.

    The bodies of Norris and Horn were found wrapped in a pool liner that had been set on fire on a rural road outside of Alexandria. The bodies were found after a passing motorist alerted officials about a fire in the ditch.

    Tuesday's hearing was a pretrial conference during which more dates were set. A conference via Zoom will be held on Sept. 15, followed by a motions hearing in 9th Judicial District Judge Chris Hazel's courtroom on Oct. 16.

    https://www.thetowntalk.com/story/ne...se/5437825002/
    "I realize this may sound harsh, but as a father and former lawman, I really don't care if it's by lethal injection, by the electric chair, firing squad, hanging, the guillotine or being fed to the lions."
    - Oklahoma Rep. Mike Christian

    "There are some people who just do not deserve to live,"
    - Rev. Richard Hawke

    "Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence"
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