Chanda White (Pickney) (6413)

10/29/2011: Chanda White (Pickney) was murdered by her VA police officer husband, Donald Pickney, who held her captive and tortured her for one to two days before he killed her. Donald and Chanda worked at the Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Pineville, he as a campus police officer, she as a physician's assistant. In a lawsuit filed by Chanda's parents after her death, court documents allege that two days before she died, Pickney "physically abused and handcuffed her, would not allow her to leave the residence, and ultimately killed her on Oct. 29, 2011." The suit also said Chanda knew she was going to die. Chanda was pronounced dead at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, where the staff suspected foul play and called Rapides Parish sheriff's investigators. A Rapides Parish grand jury indicted Donald Pickney on a second-degree murder charge. Donald Pickney was arrested that morning, Oct. 29.

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