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Orleans Parish jury acquits alleged 3-N-G gangster…

Pegging Kentrell "Black" Hickerson as the guy who pumped seven bullets into Alvin Wilson's head seemed like a good idea to Mark "Baby Nu" Brooks, at the time. Brooks had just been arrested in connection with a shooting on the St. Charles Avenue parade route on Fat Tuesday in 2009. The gunfire left seven people…
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Jury gives N.O. murderer life term

After relatives of a murder victim said they don't believe in the death penalty, an Orleans Parish jury gave a convicted killer life in prison. Tyrone Hunter, 31, gunned down a bouncer at a Mid-City bar Feb. 6, 2000, after he was kicked out for starting an argument over a $1 lap dance. Hunter emptied…
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N.O. killer eludes death row, gets life

New Orleans jurors decided Thursday that a man they convicted of murder doesn't deserve to die, and they added an unusual footnote by expressing their hope that he may someday get parole. Dedric Griffin, however, will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole, probation or suspension of sentence, as state law dictates. He…
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Suspect on trial in death at store

Fifteen-year-old Dang Nguyen calmly told a New Orleans jury Wednesday how he huddled in fear with another worker behind a meat counter of he family-owned T & S Discount grocery store after they heard a volley of gunfire that ended with the death of his 18-year-old cousin Hai Nguyen in what police say was a…
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