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Prosecutors to seek the death penalty in Raising Cane's homicide

Josua Every, 23, (right) is a accused of stabbing Taylor Friloux, 21, to death at a restaurant in Kenner. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty. (Source: Kenner Police and Facebook) Josua Every, 23, (right) is a accused of stabbing Taylor Friloux, 21, to death at a restaurant in Kenner. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty. (Source: Kenner Police and Facebook)
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Prosecutors in Jefferson Parish said today that a grand jury returned an indictment for first-degree murder against Joshua Every for the death of Taylor Friloux.

Jefferson Parish prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty in the case.

Friloux, 21, a manager at a Raising Cane’s restaurant in Kenner, was stabbed to death on June 29 during an armed robbery of the business.

“After meeting with Ms. Friloux’s family and consulting with my staff, I have decided my office will seek the death penalty,” Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul D. Connick, Jr. said.

The grand jury also returned a separate eight-count indictment on charges associated with the Raising Cane’s robbery:

  • Every, 23, of LaPlace, two counts of armed robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, false imprisonment with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation and obstruction of justice
  • Gregory Donald, Jr., 19, of Kenner, second-degree murder, two counts of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, false imprisonment with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation, and obstruction of justice
  • Mark Crocklen, Jr., 25, of LaPlace, second-degree murder, two counts of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, false imprisonment with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation, and obstruction of justice
  • Ariana Runner, 22, of Reserve, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and obstruction of justice.

Friloux was stabbed eight times after police say she and another Raising Cane’s employee were taking out the trash after the restaurant closed.

Investigators said Every stabbed her once in the chest after she refused to open the door. She was then forced into the store and unlocked and emptied the safe.

As the suspects were leaving the restaurant, surveillance video shows Friloux collapse. It was then investigators say Every stabbed her several more times before leaving the store.

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