Man found guilty of fatally shooting his fiancée eight times in Metairie

In June of 2021, Charles Ross was convicted by a jury in Jefferson Parish of the murder of his ex-girlfriend in her Metairie apartment.

Thursday, November 2, Ross was found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted obstruction of justice in connection with his possession of the murder weapon while fleeing the scene.

Around 3:00 a.m., in the 100 block of Houma Boulevard, Ross allegedly robbed a man and stole his pickup vehicle before driving it to Nygia Lambert’s apartment, according to prosecutors.Ross shoved Lambert through the door and discharged eight gunshots while her daughter dialed 911.

Ross acknowledged at trial to having murdered Lambert under the influence of cocaine.

Ross had previously been incarcerated for assaulting a former romantic partner.

The date of his sentencing is set for Monday, November 13.

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