Woman accused of throwing children from Cross Lake bridge changes plea

Ureka Black
Ureka Black(KSLA)
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 2:14 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 9:07 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - According to the Caddo Clerk of Court, Ureka Black has changed her plea to not guilty by reason of insanity after a hearing at the Caddo Courthouse on Thursday, May 19.

Black was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder for allegedly throwing two of her children off the Cross Lake bridge in 2021. Joshua Black, 10 months old, died from the incident; and his 5-year-old brother was injured.

Black initially pleaded not guilty to the charges Jan. 27. Another hearing will take place on Sept. 6.

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