Tew may recuse himself from case of woman accused of five-murder counts

District Attorney Steve Tew says he’ll decide in the next week whether he will recuse himself in the case of a woman charged with five counts of attempted murder because the woman’s company was one of several hired by his last re-election campaign.

A recent shooting in South Monroe left a 14-year old critically wounded after a shooter opened fire on an automobile with five passengers. After investigating the incident, police arrested Terrikiris “Cooter-Roo” Smith 19, and charged him with five counts of second-degree murder. However, the police continued their search for the alleged driver of the getaway vehicle. A few days later Tynedria Deshan “Big Nene” Meneweather, 31, turned herself in to authorities.

Meneweather was also charged with five-counts of second-degree murder in connection with the case. Senator Katrina Jackson made calls to the D.A.’s office on her behalf. Her bond was set at $25,000 on each of the five cases and within hours she was released on bond.

Tew told the Free Press Wednesday that at the time of her arrest he was not…

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