“Three people killed in any event shocks the consciousness of a community,” says NOPD Superintendent Ronald Serpas.
One week after 39-year-old NOPD dispatcher Christine George and two of her adult children were ambushed in their Gentilly garage, the NOPD has announced the arrest of 41-year-old Shawn Peterson.
“This was a very dangerous man who was able to kill his own child, was able to kill his longtime girlfriend, was able to kill her daughter. We hope that this investigation and subsequent prosecution will result in guilty verdicts and this man will be held accountable for the horrendous acts that he commuted just a week ago tonight,” says NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas.
WGNO has exclusive video of Peterson as he walked out of NOPD Headquarters after hours of questioning last week. The convicted felon who has been in and out of prison most of his adult life is now accused of murdering 39-year-old Christine George, her 20-year-old daughter Trisa, and their 18-year-old son Leonard.
Friends say Peterson was her on again off again boyfriend. Detectives say he has a long history of domestic violence.