Along with the bar employees, other patrons saw Drexelle McBride in the bar that night chatting it up with Alisha Disotell, a prostitute who used the bar as a way to meet guys.
According to court records, Alisha Disotell was seen in the victim's car that night and even stated that she was driving him home. A Rusty's Pub employee told her not to let anything happen to Drexelle. But within hours, Drexelle McBride was dead. And Alisha Disotell held all of the clues as to what happened to him.
All leads were traced back to a seedy motel, where Disotell was staying with her boyfriend. Louisiana court records detailed the following.
"The police who investigated the crime left Rusty's and went to the nearby Travel Lodge on Greenwood Road, which they knew was frequented by prostitutes and drug abusers. They asked the management if a prostitute was staying there who met the suspect's description. The officers were directed to Room 133, where a white female fitting that description was staying with a black male. The officers conducted a knock and talk at the room. After much delay, the female finally opened the door and came out with a black male. The officers saw another black male in the room. An officer read Petitioner her Miranda rights. Petitioner said she understood and agreed to speak with the officer. She immediately asked, 'Is this about the guy in the van last night?'"
However, it was clear by the evidence that it was McBride who was the true victim. Most likely, he was too drunk to even defend himself that night. Disotell also stole the victim's wallet, which was never found.
Today, Alisha Disotell is serving a 30-year sentence in prison for killing Drexelle McBride. She tried to appeal her sentence, stating it was too harsh and that her tumultuous background and young age should have been factors in sentencing.
Although Alisha Disotell was a coke-addicted drug addict, whose own father was killed just four years earlier when she was 14-years old, the sentence remained intact.