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Linda Frickey’s family ‘satisfied’ after D.A. meeting

Published: Apr. 5, 2022 at 5:18 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2022 at 5:26 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Linda Frickey’s family says their meeting with D.A. Jason Williams was productive, and they made sure their message was heard.

“We were assured and I am very confident that the D.A., the detectives, all parties involved are doing their best,” says Kathy Richard.

It’s been just two weeks since Frickey, 73, was carjacked, beaten, and dragged to her death.

She was in her car outside the insurance company where she worked in Mid-City when police say four teens attacked her. Frickey was dragged until her arm was severed from her body and she bled to death in the street. Her family is sickened by what happened to her.

“It’s one of the horrendous crimes I’ve seen since I’ve lived in this city... but I’m not going to talk about what I talked about to this family. That’s personal between this office and this family but I will make sure that our conversation is what they need it to be,” says Orleans District Attorney Jason Williams

“In all, it was a productive meeting for us. We had some answers given to us and in the end, they are going to get justice for Linda and that is all we are asking for,” says Jinny Griffin.

The family says they made it very clear that they want the four suspects to be tried as adults. They say Williams told them there’s a process to make that happen, but they felt satisfied with what investigators are doing. Two of the female suspects are 15 years old. One is 16 and police say 17-year-old John Honore was the driver.

“It’s heart-wrenching and life-changing. They not only took my sister-in-law, they took my brother’s life too. They were getting ready to retire. He worked all of his life too. They just getting ready to retire and spend their life together and it was ripped away from him the most horrific way,” says Kathy Richard.

The suspects have a hearing scheduled in juvenile court on May 2. The family says they will be there in force, and they’re asking for the public’s continued support for justice in this case as well.

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