Annie Richardson Ruston LA, Well-known artist died after LA Tech stabbing

Annie Richardson cause of death related to Louisiana Tech campus stabbing. Learn more about Annie Richardson obituary

Annie Richardson Death – Annie Richardson, a resident of Ruston, Louisiana, and a Region 8 artist has sadly passed away. She was confirmed dead by Northeast Louisiana Arts Council in a social media post that said “We are deeply saddened this morning to learn the news of the loss of Region 8 artist Annie Richardson. During this time our hearts are with Annie’s family and friends, as well as with our Ruston and Louisiana Tech family.”

Who was Annie Richardson?

Annie Richardson, according to her website, was a mixed-media artist from Louisiana who mostly worked on canvas. She attended a number of schools, including the Sarah Lawrence College of Art in Lacoste, France, and Newcomb College in New Orleans, before completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She currently resides in Ruston and has had numerous art exhibitions around the state. She was devoted to her husband Peter as a wife.

What happened to Annie Richardson?

One of the four people stabbed on the Louisiana Tech campus on Monday morning was Annie Richardson. Tuesday night, the Black Student Union organized a vigil. The 23-year-old suspect in Richardson’s stabbing, Jacoby Johnson, is now charged with second-degree murder. On Monday, Johnson was accused of four charges of attempting to commit second-degree murder.

According to the authorities, Richardson, retired Lincoln Parish judge Cynthia Woodard, and two other people were leaving the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center when Johnson stabbed them. Colin Campbell, a tech freshman from Minden, spotted Richardson and Woodard and heard the screams coming from the center. He then stopped to provide assistance. After loading them both into his pickup vehicle, he left for the hospital.

He added that on the way to the hospital, Richardson got a cut to her throat and passed out in the back seat of his car. To a hospital in Shreveport, she was airlifted.  Prior to being transported to Shreveport, two of the other three victims received medical attention at a hospital in Ruston. The fourth victim opted out of receiving care. Johnson attacked the women randomly, according to the police.

Counseling Services Available For Students

Students can access the university’s counseling services both individually and in groups. You can schedule an appointment by going to Keeny Hall 310, giving 318.257.2488, or going online at Throughout the rest of the week, daily group counseling sessions will take place at 3 p.m.

The Student Center will host a campus blood drive on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in support of the victims. There will be parking in front of the Ropp Center for Ruston residents who would like to make a donation.

Annie Richardson’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by the family at a later date.

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