- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish grand jury Thursday indicted a man accused of stabbing a restaurant manager to death during a June robbery on first-degree murder charges and the district attorney’s office says it will seek the death penalty.

District Attorney Paul Connick said he came to that decision regarding Joshua Every, 23, after meeting with the victim’s family and consulting with staff.

Every and three others are charged in the death of 21-year-old Taylor Friloux, who managed a Raising Cane’s restaurant in Kenner.

Mark Crocklen Jr., 25, and Gregory Donald Jr., 18, face charges of second-degree murder. Every, Crocklen and Donald also were charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count each of false imprisonment with a deadly weapon and witness intimidation.

A fourth defendant, Ariana Runner, 22, was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and obstruction of justice.

The New Orleans Advocate (https://bit.ly/2dPKoKy) reports Every is being held without bond on the murder charge in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. Bond on the other charges was set at $1.05 million. Bonds for Donald and Crocklen’s were set at $1.8 million, and Runner is being held on a $350,000 bond.

Police say Every and the others waited outside the restaurant early June 27. Based on surveillance camera footage and witness testimony, an unidentified male employee went behind the restaurant after it closed to take out the trash and was held by Every and Donald, who were armed with a knife and a box cutter.

The suspects asked questions about the security system and told the employee to call for Friloux, who came outside. Friloux was then held at knifepoint, forced to the ground and asked about keys and the store’s security system. Every then forced her inside the restaurant, stabbing her twice as they went through the door.

After taking $1,000 from the safe, Every then stabbed Friloux another half dozen times while she lay on the floor. She died later that morning at University Medical Center


Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, https://www.neworleansadvocate.com

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