From left to right: Errol Victor, Tonya Victor
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s office says a couple from St. John the Baptist Parish have been arrested in Georgia, months after they failed to show up for trial in connection with the death of the woman’s son.
The arrests of Errol and Tonya Victor were announced on the St. John Sheriff’s Office website.
A Georgia newspaper, The Tifton Gazette (http://bit.ly/HIm4sW), said the two were caught Saturday morning after U.S. Marshals received a tip. The tip followed the airing of a segment about the case on the TV show “America’s Most Wanted.”
The Times-Picayune reported (http://bit.ly/HIm0JM ) that the couple faced second-degree murder charges when they disappeared in August. Authorities say 8-year-old M.L. Lloyd III, Tonya victor’s son, had been severely beaten when he was pronounced dead at River Parishes Hospital in 2008.