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Police: 2nd arrest in restaurant manager's stabbing death

Police: 2nd arrest in restaurant manager's stabbing death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police have arrested a second suspect, are questioning a third and are looking for a fourth in the stabbing death of a restaurant manager during an armed robbery in a New Orleans suburb.

Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser says the second suspect turned himself in Wednesday to St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies. Mark Crocklen Jr., 24, of LaPlace allegedly drove the getaway car, Glaser said.

Glaser said a third man was being questioned Thursday.

The fourth suspect, an unidentified female, remained in the getaway car, Glaser said.

Police said 21-year-old Taylor Friloux, a shift manager at a Raising Canes, died at a hospital from stab wounds to the head, neck and chest she received in the robbery early Wednesday morning.

Glaser said Friloux and another worker were taking out trash at the fried chicken-fingers restaurant when two men confronted them.

"Friloux first refused to open the back door and that's when she was first stabbed in the chest by 23-year-old Josh Every," Glaser said. Every, the first suspect arrested, was found Wednesday at his mother's home in LaPlace.

Glaser said he is a former employee of the restaurant and allegedly had been planning the robbery for about a month.

"Once inside the restaurant Friloux was forced to open the safe and the suspects got about $1,000," Glaser said. "Friloux passed out on the floor and, as the suspects were leaving, Every stabbed her several more times for a total of eight wounds."

Asked about that, Glaser said Every "disliked several of the people he had worked with."

Police said Crocklen's father called the sheriff's office Wednesday and told them his son had been involved in a robbery and wanted to turn himself in.

All of the suspects face charges of first-degree murder, which can bring the death penalty; three counts of armed robbery; conspiracy to commit armed robbery and several other charges, Glaser said.

He said Every and Crocklen both had pleaded guilty earlier to an attempted burglary of a video store in 2012 and were sentenced to probation, which ended earlier this year.

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