April 2019 Press Releases

DA Cannizzaro’s office to propose City adoption of overdose mapping tool today

April 30, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Tuesday (April 30) will present and recommend for adoption ODMAP, a software platform that can aid New Orleans authorities in the fight to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths. Assistant District Attorney Andre Gaudin Jr. and Kristin A. Lyman of the Louisiana Public Health Institute are scheduled to present the proposed program at Tuesday’s 1 p.m.…
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Timothy Webb pleads guilty to obstruction in connection with 2008 double murder

April 24, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Wednesday (April 24) secured the guilty plea of a former 7th Ward auto repair shop owner who admitted involvement in a grisly 2008 double murder at his business. Timothy Webb, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice in a homicide investigation, as part of a plea agreement that will require his…
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Central City’s Wallace Burton pleads guilty to raping 2 young boys

April 18, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (April 18) secured the guilty plea of a Central City man who raped two young brothers in a New Orleans East house in 2016. Wallace Burton, 65, pleaded guilty to two amended counts of second-degree rape and was sentenced to 20 years in state prison as a double felony offender, under terms of…
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New Orleans DA unveils new, improved website at www.orleansda.com

April 18, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (April 18) announced the launch of its new, improved website that increases public access to a variety of services and which, for the first time, is optimized for mobile devices. The site’s address remains www.orleansda.com. The new website features a cleaner, more intuitive and interactive design, an array of easily accessible services for…
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Kareem Richards pleads guilty in 2015 killing of Landry-Walker student

April 17, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Wednesday (April 17) announced it has secured the guilty plea of an Algiers man responsible for the fatal shooting of a Landry-Walker High School student in 2015. Kareem Richards, 23, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of manslaughter, and guilty as charged to obstructing justice in a homicide investigation, in connection with the killing…
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Tomarcus Porter pleads guilty to 2011 slaying of German woman in Armstrong Park

April 17, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Wednesday (April 17) announced it has secured the guilty plea of a man who killed a German national in 2011 by slashing the woman’s throat in Armstrong Park. Tomarcus Porter, 31, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of manslaughter in connection with the killing of 47-year-old Gisela Graeble-Dagmar. The plea agreement was approved April…
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Former state fire inspector Nunzio Marchiafava convicted of records felony

April 12, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Friday (April 12) announced the felony conviction of a former inspector with the state fire marshal’s office who attempted to hide his failure to inspect a Grand Isle motel where two people died in a blaze in September 2012. At the end of a one-day bench trial, Criminal District Judge Paul Bonin found Nunzio…
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Abdul Madison indicted for December murder of Melvin Carter in Gentilly

April 11, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (April 11) secured a murder indictment against a New Orleans man accused of killing a man as part of an attempted double shooting in Gentilly last December. Abdul “Doodie” Madison was charged with the second-degree murder of 28-year-old Melvin Carter in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Madison also…
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Samuel Harris indicted for murder of woman in St. Roch neighborhood

April 11, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (April 11) secured a murder indictment against a New Orleans man accused of fatally shooting a woman in the St. Roch neighborhood last December. Samuel Harris was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, obstruction of justice in a homicide investigation, and with the second-degree murder of 34-year-old Laverne Patton…
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Damyia McInnis indicted for murder in Algiers Christmas Day double shooting

April 11, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (April 11) secured a murder indictment against a man accused of a double shooting in Algiers on Christmas Day 2018. Damyia McInnis is charged with the second-degree murder of 48-year-old Leon Bush, the attempted second-degree murder of a second victim and obstructing justice in a homicide investigation. The indictment was handed up by…
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