News & Information from the New Orleans Police Department

On Duty
Add to Twitter Add to Facebook Add to LinkedIn Add to Reddit

Suspect Arrested for Second-Degree Murder on Brookfield Drive

by Ambria R. Washington

March 12, 2018

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Good Police Work, Homicide

Suspect Arrested for Second-Degree Murder on Brookfield Drive

The NOPD arrested Ernest Richardson (DOB: 06-06-85) yesterday in connection with the homicide of his grandmother, 73-year-old Beverly Wilkerson.

Yesterday (March 11) at around 11:56 a.m., Seventh District officers responded to an unclassified death at the location. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased, elderly female victim inside of a residence, wrapped in plastic.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined the incident to be a homicide, and Richardson was developed as the perpetrator after confessing to the crime.

Anyone with any additional information regarding the incident should contact the NOPD Homicide Unit at 504-658-5300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867.