The Seludo Story 1 of 3 (WWL Eyewitness News 4 – New Orleans)

Alfie’s Entry: When Dad drank a glass of water from his gallon sized Kentwood container from his refrigerator on September 13, 1989, he went into cardiac arrest and died for three minutes in the ambulance while being transported from Napoleonville to Baton Rouge’s Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.  He was revived shortly after while in the ambulance.  It wasn’t until 5 days later after this incident that beliefs of cyanide poisoning caused this to happen to Dad.  A criminal investigation began at this time. 

With all the evidence being circumstantial, the district attorney did not want to go to trial if he didn’t believe he could win the case.  Rhetorical question but feel free to leave a comment – How many alleged criminals were found guilty based on circumstantial evidence?  

Hoda Kotb of WWL TV Eyewitness News 4 in New Orleans did a three night broadcast of our story with hope that the public can persuade the DA to go to trial so that a jury can decide if the man who allegedly poisoned our dad is guilty or not.  We just wanted it to go to trial.  This is the first of three which was aired on July 5, 1994.  The focus of the first story is our dad.

PS – Not sure what I was thinking with the bright red lipstick.  Maybe it was the “in thing” in the 1990′s. 


The Seludo Story 2 of 3 (WWL Eyewitness News 4 – New Orleans)

Alfie’s Entry:  This is the second of three videos that WWL Eyewitness News 4 in New Orleans did on our story.  The focus is on another family who believed JR Salsbury poisoned their father.  Aired on July 6, 1994.


The Seludo Story 3 of 3 (WWL Eyewitness News 4 – New Orleans)

Alfie’s Entry: This is the third of three videos that WWL Eyetwitness News 4 in New Orleans did on our story.  The focus is ”Who is Jesse Robert (JR) Salsbury,” the man who allegedly destroyed the lives of two families.  Aired on July 7, 1994.

The case never went to trial.  On August 31, 1994, JR pleaded “No Contest” to Attempted Manslaughter of our father, Dr. Manolito Seludo.  I will share the newspaper article covering this outcome from Baton Rouge’s Morning Advocate paper in a future post.


One response to “Videos

  1. Dwayne Gros

    December 1, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Wondering if the guy that hurt your dad, of which I worked at one of the hospitals he worked, at the time called Lakewood Hospital, Morgan City, Louisiana, ever was convicted and serving life vs freed. Thank God it was a different department, Data Processing as Computer Systems Analyst as opposed to Lab.

    Hope your family is doing better after all of the traumas you endured.

    Dwayne Gros (there are two Dwayne Gros, don’t mistaken me for the other if you know him :)).


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