Sad News: Body of Missing Pregnant Louisiana Teacher Found
Baton Rouge police positively ID’d the body of a local pregnant teacher on Friday. Lyntell Washington, 40, had been missing since last Thursday.
According to Fox 8-New Orleans, last Thursday, Washington’s 3-year-old daughter was found in Baton Rouge alone near her vehicle, which had blood inside it. The East Parish County coroner said that Washington died due to a gunshot to the head, but thankfully her fetus, who also passed away, didn’t suffer any physical trauma. Washington’s body was so badly decomposed that they had to use a DNA test to confirm her identity.
Robert Marks, 39, Washington’s married boyfriend, was arrested and charged by police with Washington’s murder and feticide, WAFB reported. Police claim that the assistant principle killed Washington because he didn’t want to tell his wife that Washington was pregnant with his child.
“We have all the details that we need, we have all the evidence that we need, that’s why he’s being charged with those particular crimes and that’s why we think he will go to jail and stay in jail for this particular time,” says BRPD spokesperson L’Jean McKneely.
So sad. So senseless. #SayHerName
Kerry Washington: How About Kamala Harris For First Female President Of Color?
Scandal’s Kerry Washington hopes that one day we will see a female president of color–and if we do, she wants for it to be California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris.
“Somebody that I’m a huge fan of, but she’s running for Senate right now, is Kamala Harris in California. I think she’s extraordinary. I do think she could be president one day,” she told the Huffington Post.
But is the nation ready for it? Washington isn’t so sure.
“I don’t know. We’re in a really challenging place as a country right now. Some of the rhetoric around women, around immigrants, around people of color is breathtaking to me,” she said. “I think also there are a lot of us who are fighting for inclusivity and justice. I don’t know that it’s in the next term, but maybe.”
We can always dream can’t we?
Disney to Post New Alligator Warning Signs After Neb. Toddler’s Death
Walt Disney World Resort is installing signs at its resort beach locations warning of alligators and snakes, the Washington Post reported. This decision happened days after a Nebraska 2-year-old boy was attacked and drowned by a alligator while playing in a lake at Florida resort.
“We are installing signage and temporary barriers at our resort beach locations and are working on permanent, long-term solutions at our beaches,” Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said in a statement late Friday afternoon.
“We continue to evaluate processes and procedures for our entire property,” she added.
Before the attack, there were signs warning guests not to swim, but they weren’t explicit about potential dangerous animals in the water, the newspaper pointed out.