Baseball Bat Beating Death Investigation

LAWSONJefferson Parish investigators are searching for two men accused of beating another man to death with a baseball bat.

“I don’t know how to feel,” the victim’s husband said.

Connie Lawson, is fighting back tears; devastated over the loss of her husband Chezare Lawson.

Police say the 31-year old was hanging out April 27, 2013 at a discount store; located in the

66-hundred block of the Westbank Expressway.

There was an altercation, and the man described as non-violent was reportedly beaten with a baseball bat.

“I just don’t understand why they did him like that,” Lawson wept. “He wasn’t that type of person.”

Dazed and confused, the man known as “cheese” managed to make it home not realizing the serious nature of his injuries.

He was conscious and alert when he passed neighbor Sharion Walker.

“I was sitting on the chair and the little fella passed by me with his hand on his face and I asked him if he was okay and he goes, yes ma’am,” Walker said.

But he wasn’t okay.

Police say Chezare Lawson suffered a seizure inside his Westwego apartment.

He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead several days later.

Now deputies are searching for his attackers.

“You don’t need to hit nobody with a bat or nothing; or no kind of object you know,” Walker said. “That’s wrong.”

Police have identified two suspects who are known by neighbors as nicknames “nanoonie” and “tae-tae.”

“I hope they find them, I really do. I hope they find them,” Walker said.

The victim’s family hopes they surrender soon.

“The longer you run the worse it will be,”  Lawson said. “You can’t give us Chezare back but at least show us some sort of remorse.”

Police are working to identify both nicknamed suspects.

They’re also trying to find anyone who may have witnessed what happened.

Meantime, the family is working to pull together resources for a memorial service.