Baton Rouge, La., homicide rates reach all-time high numbers in 2009
from The Daily Reveille
In February 2009, a 34-year-old Baton Rouge, La., defense attorney was stabbed to death in her office. A month later, a 44-year-old man was shot in the neck while watching TV in his bedroom. In September, a 27-year-old was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend while preparing to serve lunch at a local retirement home. These crimes are just a few of the 75 that round out Baton Rouge's list of convicted homicides in 2009 and bring the capital city's murder rates to an all-time high, according to annual crime statistics published by Baton Rouge Police Department.
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