July 2020 Press Releases

New Orleans teen indicted for double murder in botched Mid-City robbery

July 30, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (July 30) secured an indictment charging a New Orleans teen with the murders of two people during a botched armed robbery five months ago in Mid-City. Eric Cloud was charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the Feb. 8 shooting deaths of 25-year-olds Angel…
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Texas man indicted for June 2019 killing in French Quarter

July 30, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (July 30) secured a murder indictment against a Texas man accused of fatally shooting a New Orleans man in the French Quarter in June 2019. Leonard Patty is charged with the second-degree murder of 34-year-old Jeremy Dilling, who was gunned down in the 900 block of St. Louis Street at 3:32 a.m. on…
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Public closure of Orleans DA’s office extended through at least Aug. 31

July 24, 2020
Due to the continued and increasing prevalence of Covid-19 in New Orleans, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office will remain closed to the public through at least Aug. 31, DA Leon Cannizzaro announced Friday (July 24). While closed to the public, the OPDA’s office is performing essential services only with a restricted set of employees. These include representing the state in…
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DA Leon Cannizzaro to retire at end of term rather than seek re-election

July 24, 2020
Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon A. Cannizzaro Jr. on Friday (July 24) issues the following statement: “I have decided against seeking a third term as the Orleans Parish District Attorney. “I have proudly devoted the past 42 years of my life to the cause of making New Orleans a safer place to live, work, raise families and visit. But after…
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Terry Allen indicted for murder in stabbing death of fellow homeless man

July 23, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (July 23) secured a second-degree murder indictment against a man accused of fatally stabbing a fellow homeless man in the neck last February in a Baronne Street parking lot. Terry Allen, also known as “Uncle T.A.,” was charged with the murder of 54-year-old David Williams in a three-count indictment handed up by an…
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Kevon Henry indicted for Christmas night murder in St. Bernard neighborhood

July 23, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (July 23) secured a second-degree murder indictment against a man accused of a fatal shooting last Christmas night in New Orleans’ St. Bernard neighborhood. Kevon Henry was charged with the murder of 26-year-old Adonis Dussett, and with obstructing justice in a homicide investigation, in the two-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish…
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Darrin Jones indicted for Central City murder on Toledano Street

July 23, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (July 23) secured a second-degree murder indictment against a man accused of a fatal shooting in Central City last December. Darrin Jones was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Justin Witherspoon and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand…
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Marcus Connelly indicted for stabbing murder outside Tchoupitoulas Walmart store

July 23, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (July 23) secured a second-degree murder indictment against a New Orleans man accused of fatally stabbing a man during a fight outside a Walmart store last December. Marcus Connelly, 36, faces a mandatory lifetime prison sentence if convicted of the charge. The indictment was handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury, which…
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