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Tag Archives: Robbery

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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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…
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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…
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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…
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