Trial delayed for suspects accused of gunning down one-year-old

Trial delayed for suspects accused of gunning down one-year-old
Keelan Armstrong. Source: Fox 8 Archives
Keelan Armstrong. Source: Fox 8 Archives
Darnell Ramee. Source: Fox 8 Archives
Darnell Ramee. Source: Fox 8 Archives

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - More than four years have passed since a one-year-old was murdered in Central City while her babysitter held her in her arms.

Londyn Samuels was shot and killed on Aug. 29, 2013. The teenage babysitter who was holding her at the time was also hurt.

Two suspects face murder charges, and are expected to be in court for trial next week.

Trial for Darnell Ramee and Keelon Armstrong was supposed to start Monday, but prosecutors asked for an additional week so they could add a new member to their team.

Ramee and Keelon will face a judge next Monday.

Original reports:

Ramee was arrested at a residence in the 2900 block of Paris Avenue in September of 2013.

Homicide detectives believed Ramee shot Samuels to death and wounded her babysitter in the 2800-block of South Saratoga Street.

Armstrong was also charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. Police picked him up for speeding on I-10 in New Orleans East. Armstrong is believed to have been Ramee's alleged co-perpetrator.

Samuels mother hopes to finally see justice for her child's death.

"It's hard for me at times because we shared the same birthday. You never get over that feeling of your child not being there. It's hard," said Londyn's mother. "Londyn was beautiful, always smiling, and she loved to eat, she loved to eat, she was okay as long as she seen food."

Londyn's mother said she hopes they spend the rest of their lives in prison.

"I mean it's only right, you took an innocent child's life, she didn't do anything to anyone, she was innocent, she was a 1-year-old, just turned one and two and half weeks later she was murdered."