Give us a call

+1 504 822 4488

Tag Archives: Death Penalty

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…
Read more

Jury deliberates murder case

Jurors were deliberating Thursday night the fate of a 24-year-old New Orleans man charged with first-degree murder in the April 1998 shooting of a security guard at a Lower 9th Ward chicken restaurant during an armed robbery that netted less than $200. In the four-day trial before Criminal District Judge Calvin Johnson, prosecutors argued that…
Read more

Woman testified she played dead

In gripping testimony Tuesday, a New Orleans woman described how she played dead afer being shot three times, then opened her eyes to see the attacker pointing a gun at the head of her sleeping mother-in law as the family dog lunged at him, knocking the weapon from his hand. After the gunman escaped, Bertha…
Read more

First conviction tossed…

A New Orleans man who got a new trial because recording problems ruined the transcript from his first one will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a man in 1994 as he came to the assistance of his mother. An Orleans Parish jury convicted Derek Landry, 40, of first-degree murder in…
Read more