June 2019 Press Releases

DA Leon Cannizzaro statement on Ashley Crawford

June 24, 2019
DA Leon Cannizzaro statement on Ashley Crawford “Our office has been made aware by the Louisiana Supreme Court that Ms. Ashley Crawford of the Orleans Public Defenders office has been falsely portraying herself as a licensed attorney in Louisiana. Practicing law without a license, as Ms. Crawford appears to have done on more than 100 cases across all 12 sections…
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Devin Raymond pleads guilty to road-rage shooting on Pontchartrain Expressway

June 21, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Friday (June 21) secured the guilty plea of a New Orleans man who shot another driver during a road-rage incident on the Pontchartrain Expressway last October. Devin Raymond entered into a plea agreement that saw him plead guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. Raymond, 23, is expected to receive…
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Kentrell Lockett pleads guilty as charged to 8 crimes, including 3 carjackings

June 21, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Friday (June 21) secured the guilty plea of a New Orleans man charged last month with eight crimes, including three Gentilly-area carjackings committed over the past 13 months. At a hearing scheduled to argue bond reduction and other pretrial motions, Kentrell Lockett instead rendered the pending matters moot by pleading guilty as charged to…
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4 New Orleans youth indicted in murderous conspiracy that left 1 dead, 4 wounded

June 20, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (June 20) announced it has secured a special grand jury indictment charging four New Orleans youth with participating in a murderous conspiracy that left a teenage girl dead and four people injured within an 11-day span in March. The indictment handed up Wednesday charges (pictured above, from left) 20-year-old Joshua Augillard, 18-year-old Reginald…
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Mississippi man pleads guilty to raping ex-girlfriend in New Orleans East

June 18, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Tuesday (June 18) secured the guilty plea of a Mississippi man who raped his former girlfriend at her place of work in New Orleans East in January 2017. Phillip W. Martin of Jayess, Miss., averted his scheduled trial Tuesday by pleading guilty as charged to second-degree rape. Under terms of a plea agreement approved…
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DA Cannizzaro addresses risk tool score, $1.15 million bond of CVS robbery defendant

June 18, 2019
Richard Sansbury, the first of two men arrested for Monday’s armed robbery and shootout that left a New Orleans police officer wounded at an Uptown CVS drug store, made his first appearance in Orleans Parish Magistrate Court on Tuesday morning (June 18). As part of his first appearance, the court’s Pretrial Services Program issued its PSA (Public Safety Assessment) of…
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DA Cannizzaro hosts visit from Louisiana State Bar Association’s ‘Suit Up for the Future’ class

June 14, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on Friday (June 14) hosted a group of high school and rising collegiate freshman students from the Louisiana State Bar Association’s “Suit Up for the Future” class. The aspiring future law students learned about the duties and processes of the DA’s office in a presentation by Cannizzaro, First Assistant Graymond Martin, Communications Director Ken Daley and…
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Rodney T. Marsh pleads guilty, gets 40 years for killing 2 in Desire-area shooting

June 14, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Friday (June 14) secured the guilty plea of a New Orleans gunman who fatally shot two people inside a Desire-area home in September 2017. Rodney T. Marsh averted his upcoming double-murder trial by pleading guilty to two amended counts of manslaughter, one count of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of being a felon in…
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Magen Hall indicted for murder, armed robbery in stabbing death of Pennsylvania jeweler

June 13, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (June 13) secured a murder indictment against a Tennessee woman accused in February of stabbing to death a Pennsylvania jeweler in a Treme hotel room. Magen Hall was charged with armed robbery, obstruction of justice and with the second-degree murder of 62-year-old Patrick Murphy in the three-count indictment handed up by an Orleans…
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Kedrick Flemings indicted for murder in Upper 9th Ward

June 13, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (June 13) secured a murder indictment against a man accused of fatally shooting his mother’s Upper 9th Ward neighbor in March. Kedrick Flemings was charged with the second-degree murder of 45-year-old Arvise Martin in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Flemings, 39, faces a mandatory lifetime prison sentence if…
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