August 2019 Press Releases

Alexander Kirby indicted for murder of ex-girlfriend at French Quarter diner

August 30, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Friday (Aug. 30) announced it has secured a murder indictment against a man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend during a confrontation at the French Quarter diner where she worked. Alexander Kirby is charged with the second-degree murder of 33-year-old Shay de St. Germain, attempted second-degree murder of her new boyfriend, two counts of…
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Thomas Singleton indicted for kidnapping, rape of Texas tourist

August 30, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Friday (Aug. 30) announced it has secured an indictment charging a New Orleans man with kidnapping and raping a woman visiting the city’s Central Business District and French Quarter six months ago. Thomas Anthony Singleton was charged with first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping in the two-count indictment handed up Aug. 29 by an Orleans…
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James Young indicted for first-degree rape in Algiers sexual assault case

August 30, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Friday (Aug. 30) announced it has secured an indictment against a New Orleans man accused of raping a female acquaintance four months ago in Algiers. James Young is charged with one count of first-degree rape in the indictment handed up Aug. 29 by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Young, 63, faces a mandatory lifetime…
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Alfred Simmons indicted for murdering ex-girlfriend stalked in New Orleans East

August 29, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 29) announced it has secured the indictment of a man accused of stalking and murdering his ex-girlfriend five months ago in New Orleans East. Alfred Simmons is charged with the second-degree murder of 40-year-old Shareen Smith in the indictment handed up Aug. 22 by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Simmons, 43, additionally…
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Michael Young pleads guilty, gets 27 years after killing cousin inside Central City bar

August 20, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Tuesday (Aug. 20) secured the guilty plea of a New Orleans man who fatally shot his cousin in the head three years ago inside a Central City bar. Michael J. Young averted a scheduled murder trial by pleading guilty to an amended charge of manslaughter in connection to the death of 42-year-old Greg Young…
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Sean Newman pleads guilty, gets 10 years for fatally stabbing cousin near Lakefront Airport

August 15, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 15) secured the guilty plea of a New Orleans man who fatally stabbed a cousin during a 2016 scuffle near the Lakefront Airport. Sean Newman averted his scheduled murder trial by pleading guilty to an amended charge of manslaughter in connection with the killing of 25-year-old Darnell Ussery on May 16, 2016.…
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Waldale Stanley indicted for February murder beneath New Orleans I-10 overpass

August 15, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 15) secured a murder indictment against a man accused of a February 2019 fatal shooting at a homeless encampment beneath a downtown New Orleans freeway overpass. Waldale Stanley, also known as Malik Touray, was charged with the second-degree murder of 51-year-old Philip Thomas in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish…
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2 gunmen indicted for May murder in Algiers that left second man wounded

August 15, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 15) secured an indictment against two gunmen alleged to be responsible for a May 2019 double-shooting in Algiers that left one man dead and another injured. Pictured above from left, Shayne Davis and Cornelius “Scooter” Ross each was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the indictment handed up by…
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New Orleans’ Roycelyn Young pleads guilty to killing woman in Treme

August 12, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Monday (Aug. 12) secured the guilty plea of a New Orleans woman who fatally shot another woman three years ago outside a home in the Treme neighborhood. Roycelyn Young averted her murder trial scheduled to start Monday by pleading guilty to an amended charge of manslaughter for the killing of 24-year-old Erica Davis on…
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Jermaine Reynolds Jr. pleads guilty to 2016 fatal shooting at Marquis Apartments

August 12, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Monday (Aug. 12) secured a guilty plea from a gunman who fatally shot another man at a central New Orleans apartment building in 2016. Jermaine Reynolds Jr. averted a murder trial scheduled to begin Monday by entering into a plea agreement before Criminal District Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson. Under terms of the agreement approved by…
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