Sheriff: Louisiana man kills kidnapped woman after escape

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This undated photo provided by the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office shows Corrie Wallace. Authorities in Louisiana said Wallace kidnapped a woman and fatally shot her when she escaped. He was charged Monday, April 6, 2020, with first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Ja’Riel Sam. (St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office via AP)

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana said a man kidnapped a woman and fatally shot her when she escaped.

Corrie Wallace was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Ja’Riel Sam.

St. John the Baptist Parish deputies said Sam and Wallace were acquaintances and sometime Sunday morning Wallace went to Sam’s apartment.

Deputies said the pair argued and Wallace later put Sam in the trunk of her own car and drove off.

Deputies said Sam managed to open the trunk and jump from the car but Wallace also jumped from the moving vehicle, catching up to Sam and shooting her in the head.

It’s unclear whether Wallace had an attorney.

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