One such case occurred in Marksville about 16 years ago where a girl was given a life sentence for killing a woman in Brouillette, when Eddie Knoll was District Attorney.
The girl, Christie Lynn Cheramie, and her boyfriend were each sentenced to life in prison in plea bargains. The woman killed was a family member and had been stabbed to death.
Neither Bob Simon, nor the crew, discussed the story they were working on, but they filmed in the office of Knoll and inside the Avoyelles courtroom. Current District Attorney Charles Riddle said the crew also did a small shoot at his office.
A preliminary member of the 60-minute team had come to Marksville about three months ago. Last week, Simon and his crew spent Friday filming in Marksville. That evening, Feb. 26, they enjoyed some time off at Red River Grill on the Courthouse Square, going unnoticed by most patrons of the restuarant. They enjoyed Al and Tanya Mahfouz's special Lousiana Creole dishes, including fresh fish and a special seafood gumbo of the evening.
This is the second time in history that 60 minutes visited Marksville. About 20 years ago they came to town to interview banker A. J. "Sookie" Roy, Jr about Edwin Edwards.