New Orleans woman charged with murder of ‘drunk’ fiancé: cops

New Orleans woman charged with murder of ‘drunk’ fiancé: cops


A New Orleans woman who claims her drunk fiancé tried to kill her has been charged with murder after evidence didn’t back up her story, police said.

Laura Collins, 33, admitted to investigators that she strangled her fiancé – whose name has not been released – in their home in the city’s St. Claude section early Tuesday, according to court records cited by NOLA.com.

Collins told police and neighbors she “choked … out” her beloved after he returned home from drinking alcohol and attacked her, prompting her to “put him in a chokehold,” court records show.

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The woman’s neighbors, who called police, later told investigators Collins went back to the home to make sure she didn’t have to “choke” him “out again,” records show.

Collins’ fiancé, who had blood on his face and a bruise to the back of his head, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Collins, who is awaiting trial for allegedly killing a bicyclist

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