Woman Found Guilty Of Throwing Her Kids Off The Cross Lake Bridge
Shreveport, LA - Ureka Black has been found guilty of throwing her sons off Cross Lake Bridge.
Black was standing trial, and ultimately convicted for, tossing two of her children off the Cross Lake Bridge in September of 2021. Black was found guilty on one count of second-degree murder for the death of 10-month-old Joshua Black and one count of attempted second-degree murder for Elijah Black.
Black represented herself during the trial. According to court reports, Black did not testify in her own defense, call any witnesses or cross examine witnesses who were called by the prosecution.
The trial was an emotional one, as a video interview with Elijah was played in court. Elijah told the interviewer that his mother told him he needed to go with God before tossing him off the bridge and that "I don't ever want to go with God Ever again".
Black's sister, Felicia, also told the court that Ureka had been planning the event for at least 24 to 48 hours.
During Black's closing statements, she claimed she was being targeted and that she loves her kids.
Sentencing is scheduled to take place on September 28th.