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Louisiana police on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for a man Anfernee Steele who allegedly beat his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter to death earlier this month.
New Orleans police have obtained a warrant to arrest 21-year-old Anfernee Devante Steele, who is accused of killing a 4-year-old girl in the Central Business District earlier this month.
Police didn’t say how they identified Steele as the suspect.https://t.co/2yzqn8Ay5B
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A law enforcement source told the Times-Picayune that 21-year-old Anfernee Steele was hired to monitor Jo’nyri Hawkins in a hotel room in New Orleans on October 3. Mom returned to the hotel room a few hours later to search for Hawkins’ lifeless body and convinced her to call 911.
The first defendants said Hawkins was killed on the spot. The Orleans Municipal Concentrator’s Office decided he died of violent trauma and called the death murder, according to the source.
Steele claimed that Hawkins had fallen. However, authorities found that the girl’s injuries were inconsistent with the fall and were due to physical abuse, the Times-Picayune law enforcement agency said.
The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement confirming that Steele was booked for second degree murder and second degree cruelty to minors.