Key Witness Dead in Former Bossier Sheriff Case

Prosecutors have until month’s end to seek delay in Deen trial

By Gary Hines – KTBS TV3 Shreveport

Federal prosecutors have until June 30 to ask for a delay in the corruption trial of former Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen due to the death of a key government witness, a federal judge said.

Mary Jean McBroome, 60, of Shreveport, was found dead in her vehicle last week on an oilfield road off Keithville-Keatchie Road in south Caddo Parish. She had been shot.

Sheriff’s investigators said they are continuing to investigate but have found no evidence of foul play. The coroner has not stated if foul play was involved.

There was no suicide note, authorities said.

McBroome was a prosecution witness in the upcoming federal trial of Deen and two businessmen who own Blakey Auto Plex, where McBroome worked in the office.

Deen, along with Blakey owners Clifton Blakey and Clinton Blakey, is scheduled for trial Aug. 15 on charges he illegally profited from a sweetheart deal on the trade-in of a sport utility vehicle he once drove as sheriff. Deen and the Blakeys deny wrongdoing.

4 Responses to “Key Witness Dead in Former Bossier Sheriff Case”

  1. Oldman Says:

    I bet she was shot twice behind the ear and once between the eyes. That would be nothing but a sucide,plain and simple,anybody could see that. Move on folks there’s nothing to see here.

    • Anonymous Says:

      You have no clue so shut up old man.

      • Dontwonttobeshot!!! Says:

        How bout Larry deen on tape in 1991 talking with a man named Bill on how to get the woman running against him out of the race . And these words just pick a figure out of the damn air !!!

      • Anonymous Says:

        Oldman is just a mouthy idiot who spouts off on any subject whether he knows something or not.

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