Suspects shuffled, victim recuperating

Published 7:46 am Wednesday, January 16, 2013

While the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office continues the investigation into the Jan. 4 double murder outside Varnado, it has revealed the whereabouts of the three arrested suspects and identified the victim who survived the shooting.

The victim, shot multiple times in his legs, is James Wise, younger brother of Denzell Wise, who was killed along with Brandon Alexander. He is now out of the hospital and recuperating at home, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley.

The suspect who was in the hospital has also been released.

“Kinoski Wilson was released from the hospital on Thursday and booked into Washington Parish Jail,” Haley said. “He was processed there and then transported to the Orleans Parish Jail.”

His brother, Alex Wilson, is now being housed at the Caldwell Parish Jail, and the third suspect, a cousin, Lasean Williams, was transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail, he said.

“The three murder suspects are now being housed in other parish jails for security reasons,” Haley said. “Due to the many friendships/kinships in a rural area like Washington Parish, there is always the possibility of retaliation from other jail inmates. That, coupled with the fact that the Washington Parish Jail has no cells for isolating/separating inmates from other inmates, we felt it best to house them in other jails.”

Investigators are still working to determine the motive for the shooting that reportedly stemmed from the potential sale of a four-wheeler.