4th victim in brutal Terrytown hammer attacks pronounced dead

Terrytown memorial at a vigil for the victims (WVUE)

TERRYTOWN (WVUE) - UPDATE: Initially, it was reported that Nashawna Riley passed away from her injuries on Tuesday. However, the official announcement came on Wednesday from Sheriff Joseph Lopinto that she finally succumbed to her injuries.

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A fourth victim in a brutal Terrytown hammer attack has died.

Family members told NOLA.com-The Times-Picayune Nashawna Riley died as a result of her injuries.

The Jefferson Parish coroner confirmed Monday night that a fourth victim was pronounced brain dead and relatives decided to remove the teen from life support.

Nashawna’s mother, Kristina Riley, along with her brother Ayden Riley, and her cousin, De’ryona Encalade, died last Wednesday after their bodies were discovered inside the family’s apartment, on West Monterey Court.

A fifth victim remains in critical condition in the hospital.

Kristina Riley’s boyfriend Terrance Leonard is accused of using a hammer to bludgeon her and the children.

Jefferson Parish investigators say Leonard confessed to the killings.

Right now, Leonard faces three counts of first-degree murder and an obstruction of justice charge, but that could change with the death of the fourth victim.

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