Funeral arrangements announced for murdered Lake Charles girl
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – Funeral arrangements have been announced for the 14-year-old Lake Charles girl murdered in late March. Alexus Rankins died March 29, two days after being shot in the back of the neck while walking along Dixie Drive.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10 at King's Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m.
Rodney and Nina Newton were booked into the Calcasieu Parish Jail as accessories after thee fact; Nina Newton was also booked with obstruction.
Their 16-year-old son and his 18-year-old brother, Sean Bernard Newton, are among six teenagers accused in Alexus' shooting.
All six face a charge of first-degree murder.