Debra Hewitt ,CVlyde Issac,John Romine
3rd Suspect Sought In Lafayette Body Found Case
Mar 5, 2010
http://www.katc.com/news/lafayette-p...near-downtown/UPDATE: Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have issued an arrest warrant for John Clifford Romine (38) of Lafayette for 2nd Degree Murder. Romine is alleged to have taken part in the stabbing death of Dwayne Ball. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Romine is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.
UPDATE: At approximately 12:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department took both suspects into custody in the 2000 block of the NE Evangeline Thruway. Debra Hewitt and Clyde Issac, Jr. were transported to the Lafayette Police Department and questioned about the homicide. Hewitt and Issac were both later transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and booked on their respective charges. Detectives are now developing a possible third suspect. The investigation remains ongoing.
UPDATE: Two Arrest Warrants Issued in Homicide
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have issued two arrest warrants for two suspects in connection with the stabbing death of Dwayne Ball of Kentucky. An arrest warrant for one count of Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Murder has been issued for Clyde Glenn Issac, Jr. (33). An arrest warrant for one count of Second Degree Murder has been issued for Debra Sue Hewitt (45) (AKA Angel).
Detectives are also searching for two persons of interest who may have been involved or have knowledge of the incident. The first subject is a white male, 5'10", approximately 180 pounds known as only "John". The second person of interest is described as an albino. Both subjects are homeless and are believed to be in the downtown area and north Lafayette.
Detectives are asking anyone with information as to the whereabouts of either Clyde Issac, Jr. or Debra Sue Hewitt is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.
UPDATE: The body found has yet to be identified by police. An autopsy was planned for Wednesday afternoon. No further information is known about the victim or cause of death.
Just after three Tuesday afternoon an anonymous caller told Lafayette Police there was a body in the 600 block of North Buchanan Street. When police arrived, they found the decomposed body of a man near the train tracks.
Investigators spent a couple hours searching the area for clues but found very little. Because of the condition of the body police could not determine how the man died. At this point police are calling the death suspicious.
March 26 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...html?ref=crimeIt took a Louisiana jury less than two hours last week to convict a 47-year-old homeless woman of killing her boyfriend with her own prosthetic leg.
Debra Hewitt -- whose nickname "Angel" has led her to be called the "Angel of Death" -- was convicted for the 2010 killing in which she stomped on her boyfriend, Dwayne Ball, and then took off her prosthetic leg and beat him in the head with it, the Advocate reported.
The decomposing body of 47-year-old Ball was found about six weeks later in Lafayette Parish. He had been choked, beaten, stabbed and left for dead.
"The Angel of Death happened across Dwayne Ball in January of 2010 and the state submits to you that the Angel of Death sits right there," prosecutor Pat Magee told jurors before their deliberation.
Her second-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory life sentence.
Magee didn't mention Hewitt's previous murder charges -- both of which were either dismissed or reduced -- or her alleged accomplice, John Romine, who will be tried for second-degree murder next month, according to KPEL.
Hewitt maintains that she stabbed Ball in the leg while Romine, whom she said she was also dating, strangled Ball from behind, the Associated Press reported. Hewitt also argued that she was acting in self defense because Ball was threatening her, and that she tried to call for help after the incident.
But Magee disagreed.
"Do reasonable people let their loved ones rot for weeks?" Magee said to the jury. "No reasonable person who felt scared, who thought that a homicide was justified, would have done that."