COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Police say a woman recruited to come to rural Louisiana for a Ku Klux Klan initiation ritual was shot and killed when she asked to be taken back to town.
Eight people are being held, including a 44-year-old man charged with second-degree murder. Five others are charged with obstruction of justice and charges are pending against two more.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain says the woman was recruited over the Internet to come from Oklahoma for a KKK initiation.
Strain says the unidentified woman arrived last week and was taken to a remote campsite about 60 miles north of New Orleans. He says she was shot Sunday after a fight broke out when she asked to be taken back to town.