New Orleans stripper Jaren Lockhart was brutally murdered and dismembered in June, and even though there are two prime suspects in this case there appears to be no real movement. There are no investigative updates being provided by police but one of the suspects recently took a guilty plea over a sex offender charge. Terry Speaks was an absconded sex offender when he presumably helped kill the exotic dancer.
It's bad enough that the other suspect, Margaret Sanchez, is free on bond but the fact that there are no real updates indicates that detectives are at a standstill. On the other hand, Terry Speaks is facing 10 years in prison with a possibility of lifetime supervision after his release. That's good enough to keep him on the radar during this investigation. Do officials believe he was more responsible for Lockhart's murder than Sanchez?
This is a horrible case all around. Jaren Lockhart was a beautiful 23-year-old mother of a young child. She was doing what she could to make ends meet to provide for her child, and all of that was ripped away from her. That life was torn away from a little girl who will never know her mother beyond the short three years of her life that she was alive.
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