January 15, 2024

Louisiana Teenager Given Life in Prison for Violent Carjacking, Murder of Grandmother

Louisiana teen John Honore, involved in the brutal carjacking and dragging of 73-year-old Linda Frickey, resulting in her death, has been sentenced to life in prison. Honore faced the consequences for the 2022 incident that left Frickey severely injured and ultimately killed.

Family members of Linda Frickey expressed satisfaction with the life sentence, emphasizing that justice was served. Frickey's sister, Jinnylynn Griffin, asserted that Honore deserved the sentence and showed no remorse for his actions.

The tragic event occurred in March 2022 when Frickey was carjacked by four teens, including Honore, in New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood.

Honore forcibly removed Frickey from her car, causing her to become entangled in the seatbelt. He then proceeded to drag her down the road, leading to her arm being severed by a utility pole, extensive injuries, and her eventual death.

During the trial on November 27, 2023, Honore was found guilty by a jury. In a handwritten apology to Frickey's family, he referred to the carjacking as the "biggest mistake of my life."

“When you take your last breath, may the only thing you hear be the hellhounds coming for you, to drag your ass back down to where you belong,” Kathy Richard said, according to the New York Post.

“Personally, I hope you don’t make it out of there [prison], and that those hellhounds come after you quick.”

Honore, who was 17 at the time of the crime, could be eligible for parole in 25 years.

Frickey's family celebrated the sentencing, expressing gratitude for achieving justice. Frickey's sister-in-law, Kathy Richard, acknowledged the possibility of parole but expressed hope that Honore wouldn't make it out of prison.

The sentencing marked the conclusion of legal proceedings for the individuals involved in Frickey's death, as three girls who participated in the carjacking had previously taken a plea deal in November.

The matter has now been settled, with justice served in the violent crime that rocked the community.

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