End in sight for Sims trial
Prosecutor Hugo A. Holland Jr., assistant district attorney for the 1st Judicial District sex crimes unit in Caddo Parish, called Barbara Pepper, mother of Stephanie Pepper Sims, the victim of the January 2003 murder to the stand as his final witness.
Pepper told the court she and her daughter talked as many as four times a day on the telephone.
“I’m her mother — I was her mother,” Pepper said just before bursting into tears. “I was told I could not have children. We were married 10 years before we had Stephanie.”