BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Devin Page Jr. was just three years old when he was shot and killed in his crib.
Sept. 21 was the day the family started reliving everything that happened.
Furious over who they thought failed to track the suspect, Johnny Brown.
“And to listen to the monitoring company. Just dropped the ball all over the place,” Cathy Toliver, Devin Page Jr.’s grandmother said.
Cathy Toliver is the grandmother of Page. She is devastated, but thankful the judge revoked Brown’s bond of $75,000 and placed him back into custody.
“So we’re not mad at the judge. She made it clear that the court was never notified,” Toliver said.
District Attorney Hillar Moore said the data doesn’t lie.
“We received those records, it was missing a long chunk of time. Particular of the time of Page’s murder,” Hillar Moore, District attorney, East Baton Rouge Parish said.
A Local GPS company, called Criminal Tracking Services, was supposed to track his whereabouts. However, the court told the company never notified them, when the device lost service.
“It’s hurtful to our family. It’s hurtful to us because that was the key component that told us where the person was,” Toliver said.
Fredrick Hall is the owner of Criminal Tracking Services LLC. Hall said he was not aware of Brown leaving the state or that Brown’s ankle monitor lost connection.
“My grandson was murdered on the 12th. That child Johnny Brown went missing on April 11 or the 9th. They didn’t find him until the 23rd,” Toliver said. The judge had to tell him remember you’re under oath.”
Judge Ebony Johnson said the State of Louisiana filed a motion specifically in her court, to ban the company’s owner from supervising anybody who’s committed a crime.
The pre-trial for this case will begin on Nov. 9 and the trial is on Dec. 11.