A 20-year-old Louisiana woman has been arrested for the murder of a 46-year-old man who was beaten to death while recovering from brain tumor surgery.
Blaine Manalle, of Slidell, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jeffrey Howell.
Howell was beaten to death during a brawl on a sandbar at West Pearl River on Saturday.
Manalle, who according to LinkedIn worked as a veterinary assistant at a pet hospital, was arrested on Monday night.
As long as she’s in jail the doggos and cattos are safe.
Manalle must be stupid. Another source I saw said that she had been employed as a jailer where she’s incarcerated.
Manalle’s career in law enforcement came to a quick end because, according to WWL TV, she was unable to learn communications code and the rules that jailers enforce on inmates.
She was booked into the St Tammany Parish Jail and her bond has been set to $250,000.
Two men were also arrested on Sunday in connection to his death.
Cameron Alphonso, 21, was initially charged with one count of manslaughter. It was upgraded to second-degree manslaughter following additional witness interviews.
Actually, a total of four lowlifes have been arrested in connection with the murder.
Alden Kindergran, 22, has been charged with one count of disturbing the peace. He was released on Sunday after posting a $750 bond.
A brawl broke out between two large groups at the sand bar just after 5.30pm on Saturday, according to the St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Friends of Howell, who was married but did not have children, say he had been trying to protect the river when the fight broke out.
‘From what we heard, they were throwing bottles in the river, and they were told to stop throwing bottles,’ neighbor Kathy Maillet told WVUE.
An autopsy on Monday revealed that Howell died from blunt force trauma to the head. His death has been ruled a homicide.
Speculating, the bottles being thrown into the river were empty beer bottles. All of the suspects were probably intoxicated and/or on drugs. That’s not going to help them avoid a long prison sentence, if found guilty, though.