New Orleans woman booked with murder after her ex dies from Marigny shooting

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:21:07 AM. A surveillance camera captured footage of a woman shooting her ex-boyfriend from behind as he walked away from her Marigny home during an argument late last week, New Orleans police
A surveillance camera captured footage of a woman shooting her ex-boyfriend from behind as he walked away from her Marigny home during an argument late last week, New Orleans police allege in court documents released Tuesday. The ex, Troy Cooks, died over the weekend, and police late Monday booked Crystal Baumann on a count of second-degree murder. Baumann had initially been jailed on suspicion of aggravated battery by shooting, and Cooks' death prompted police to upgrade the count against her by one that is punishable by life imprisonment. In the last several months, Baumann, 33, had filed civil court records accusing Cooks of breaking her phone, slapping her, refusing to leave her home and sending text messages about the two having sex to her friends and relatives. She had also said Cooks destroyed her security cameras and spray-painted her place when she previously lived in Central City, and she expressed a desire to "settle this matter as positive as possible." Baumann obtained two temporary restraining orders barring Cooks from coming around her or reaching out. But neither was in effect by early August, when records said she failed to show up for a key court hearing in the case. About 12:30 p.m. Friday, police officers responding to a shooting at Baumann's home in the 1900 block of North Rampart Street allegedly found her standing over Cooks, who had a bullet wound to his head. Baumann admitted she had shot Cooks — whose 30th birthday would've been Tuesday — and was...Read more
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