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Some Say Lindsay Nichols’ Death on ‘The First 48’ Could Have Been Avoided

Within the early morning hours of June 21, 2015, 31-year-old Lindsay Nichols was discovered lifeless contained in the trunk of a burned up automobile in New Orleans. As depicted in A&E’s The First 48, Lindsay’s demise was tragic, horrifying, and the hours main as much as it left tons of questions. Now, persons are nonetheless questioning precisely what occurred to her and if her killer, or killers, have been dropped at justice.

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On the time of her demise, authorities have been on the seek for a mysterious man known as “Bam.” In addition they sought her phone data, which confirmed Nichols had known as 9-1-1 when she felt she was being threatened by the person and what authorities assumed was an confederate, from inside her automobile.

As a result of the 9-1-1 operator was sluggish in sending assist, her automobile was gone by the point police arrived. A number of hours later, she can be discovered lifeless inside it.

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So, what occurred to Lindsay Nichols from ‘The First 48’?

Nichols’ physique was discovered within the trunk of her automobile and, the health worker reported, she had undergone a extreme beating earlier than she was shot and left contained in the trunk. As a result of a pair of purple shorts have been additionally discovered within the trunk and since her associates knew the person she had met on the bar she was at, who could have passed by the identify Bam, authorities have been in a position to shut in on a person named Thayon Samson.

Whereas they acquired the arrest warrant they wanted to probe the case additional, it did not negate the truth that the 9-1-1 operator was thought of at fault for not labeling Nichols’ emergency as one thing extra severe, thereby stopping authorities from attending to the scene quick sufficient. However in 2018, Samson pleaded responsible to manslaughter, avoiding a second-degree homicide sentence. As a substitute, he was sentenced to 40 years in jail with out the potential for parole.

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An extra suspect was convicted in Lindsay Nichols’ homicide as effectively.

Samson’s buddy Troy Varnado Jr. was sentenced to life in jail after being discovered responsible of second-degree homicide, second-degree kidnapping, and obstruction of justice in connection to Nichols’ homicide. Prosecutors stated Varnado and Samson chased Nichols out of Samson’s house on the evening of her homicide after which beat, shot, and stuffed her within the truck of her automobile earlier than setting it on hearth.

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On the time of his sentencing, Varnado continued to claim his innocence and stated in courtroom that sentencing him wasn’t true justice.

Nichols’ mom, Jolene Dufrene, advised him, “My coronary heart tells me your loved ones didn’t increase you to be this evil particular person, however I don’t have one ounce of compassion for you.” She additionally advised Varnado, “I hope you burn in hell.”

Was ‘The First 48’ canceled?

Those that like to attempt to work out the thriller of what occurred to the completely different victims on every episode of The First 48 can relaxation simple realizing it hasn’t formally been canceled simply but. Season 19 ended on Aug. 27, 2020, so it could be a short time earlier than Season 20. However, by all accounts, it seems to be just like the lengthy working A&E collection remains to be right here to remain.

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