HAPPENING TODAY: Man accused Jasilas Wright's I-10 death to appear in court; Heat is a major concern

HAPPENING TODAY: Man accused Jasilas Wright's I-10 death to appear in court; Heat is a major concern
Man accused Jasilas Wright's I-10 death to appear in court

A hearing takes place Monday for the man accused in the death of a woman found along I-10 in Metairie.

Adam Littleton, 23, is scheduled for a hearing in Orleans Magistrate Court on Monday morning. He faces a second degree kidnapping charge in New Orleans and a second degree murder charge in Jefferson Parish.

Littleton has been named as a suspect in the death of 19-year-old Jasilas Wright. Wright's body was found on July 10 along I-10 near Veterans Boulevard in Metairie.

Detectives say that Littleton kidnapped Wright following a heated argument to take her back to Dallas where the two first met.

After turning himself in to Shreveport authorities, Littleton told detectives that Wright jumped out of his car after he tried to take her back to Dallas. Littleton did not stop his vehicle or call for help, police say.

Milan Arriola funeral services planned Monday

The slain daughter of a NOPD officer and NOFD captain will be laid to rest on Monday morning.

Milan Arriola, 20, will be laid to rest on Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, located at 1210 Governor Nicholls Street. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the funeral mass following at 10 a.m.

Arriola was killed on July 3. She was the passenger in the car when someone pulled up and shot several times into the vehicle. Will Reed, 20, was arrested in the case and booked with second degree murder.

Officers say they do not believe Arriola was not the intended target of the shooting.

"I can honestly say that my child was not involved in anything," said Imani Ruffins, the mother of Arriola. "She did not live a questionable lifestyle and that's why when somebody posted that bullet wasn't for her, it was for her. That's what God put in his plan for her. We may not understand why she had to die that way but that's what he wanted."

Arriola was the daughter of a New Orleans police officer and a New Orleans Fire Department captain. She is also the niece of famed New Orleans musician Kermit Ruffins.

Franklin: Heat is a major concern this week

Sunday was the hottest day so far at the Airport with 95 degrees recorded in the afternoon.

That sends the heat index into the triple digits!

Heat will be the big concern this week as the ridge of high pressure will remain dominate across the southern and central states through the weekend.

There's always a chance for a pop-up shower or thunderstorm, but coverage will remain below 10 percent.

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