A 13-year-old girl who was sitting in the getaway car used in last week's deadly robbery at a Raising Cane's outlet in Kenner did not know what was being planned until after she was taken to the scene of the crime, so she will not face charges, Kenner police said Tuesday.
Police said the unidentified girl arrived at Kenner police headquarters on Friday evening with her parents and admitted that she was inside the car used in the robbery that left Cane's manager Taylor Friloux, 21, dead from numerous stab wounds.
The girl was not aware that a robbery was in the works until the car pulled up to the fried chicken restaurant and those with her in the vehicle announced their intentions, according to police, who said they had interviewed the girl and other people with knowledge of the case.
Investigators described the girl as "an unwilling participant," and she will not be booked unless there are unexpected developments, Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser said.
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Four suspects have been booked in Friloux's murder: Joshua Every, Mark Crocklen, Gregory Donald and Ariana Yanni Runner. The young girl had previously been described as a possible fifth suspect in the case.
Every, of LaPlace, and Gregory, of Kenner, are both accused of forcing their way into the Williams Boulevard restaurant to rob it of about $1,000 as Friloux and her co-workers were closing it down in the early morning of June 29.
Every, a former Cane’s employee, is accused of fatally stabbing Friloux during the course of the heist.
Crocklen, of LaPlace, is suspected of serving as the getaway driver. Runner, of Reserve, is accused of recruiting Donald to participate in the robbery and of helping to plan it, but she is not believed to have been present when it occurred.
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Glaser said the 13-year-old girl came to be in the company of the murder suspects because she was acquainted with the family of Donald's girlfriend.
He said investigators are now focused on finding the spot where some clothes allegedly worn during the deadly robbery were burned.
Friloux’s funeral was held Tuesday at Garden of Memories in Metairie. A large number of people gathered to mourn the young woman, who graduated from St. Christopher School and Archbishop Chapelle High School before she worked her way up to Cane’s managerial ranks.
“She was always willing to work and very dedicated,” Friloux’s mother, Jamie Reavis, said recently. “Over and over in my head I’ve asked, ‘Why would somebody do this to ... her of all people?’ I have no idea.”