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July 13, 2023

Two Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Larmond “LG” Godbold in Bogalusa

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that on July 11, 2023, 19 year-old Aaron Little, Jr., and 17 year-old Willie Cherry, Jr., were sentenced by District Judge Ellen Creel to life in prison without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence on the second-degree murder conviction and 50 years in prison on the armed robbery conviction to run concurrent with each other and a 5-year “firearm enhancement” to run consecutive to the other sentences.

The defendants were found guilty by a Washington Parish jury on June 19, 2023 for the murder and robbery of Larmond “LG” Godbold.

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The robbery and homicide occurred in February of 2021. The Bogalusa Police Department was first notified when Our Lady of the Angel’s Hospital reported there was a gunshot victim in the emergency room. By the time officers arrived, the victim had succumbed to his injuries.

The victim’s girlfriend, who was at the hospital with the victim, relayed to police what she’d witnessed. She stated that she drove the victim to a house to meet an acquaintance who wished to purchase marijuana from the victim. After the transaction with the acquaintance was completed in the driveway of a residence, three males wearing dark hoodies exited the house and approached the car. The victim’s girlfriend said that a gun was held up to the victim’s head and one of the attackers grabbed a bag of marijuana from the victim’s lap. She tried to hit the gun away from the victim’s head and put the car in reverse to drive away, but a single shot fired and hit the victim in the chest. She then drove straight to the hospital.

Police investigated the case and learned the identities of the suspects: Aaron Little Jr., known as “JR,” Willie Cherry, known as “Wooski,” and a third perpetrator who cooperated with the prosecution. The three perpetrators were tracked to Slidell at a gas station and taken into custody. Traveling in two different cars at the time of their arrest, the three perpetrators were traveling to Illinois, where they had lived until a few months before the murder. All three perpetrators had weapons at the time of the crime, and all three weapons were recovered from a vehicle in which Little was traveling. A firearms examination determined one of the three handguns to be the murder weapon.

The third suspect cooperated with the District Attorney’s Office, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery, received a sentence of forty years in prison, and testified against the other two defendants at trial.

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