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Indicted Orleans rape suspects Eddie Budd, Echo Hurlburt surrender, are jailed

November 15, 2019
A New Orleans man and woman indicted last month on charges that they raped another woman inside a Leonidas neighborhood home in January 2019 surrendered to authorities in court this week and have been remanded into custody, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced Friday (Nov. 15). Edward “Eddie” Budd, 39, and Echo Hurlburt, 26, appeared for arraignment before Criminal District…
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Special grand jury indicts 9 suspects for trafficking narcotics in Upper 9th Ward

November 13, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Wednesday secured an indictment charging nine people with involvement in a large narcotics trafficking ring operating in New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward. The 22-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish special grand jury names group members who allegedly conspired to obstruct justice and conspired to deal heroin and cocaine in the St. Claude…
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Demeccio Caston indicted for August murder of Patrick Lamar in Little Woods

November 7, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Nov. 7) secured a murder indictment against a New Orleans man accused of fatally shooting a man sitting in a car parked in a Little Woods neighborhood in August. Demeccio “Meech” Caston was charged with the second-degree murder of 33-year-old Patrick Lamar as part of a three-count indictment handed up by an Orleans…
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Kenneth ‘K-9’ Devore charged with raping 2 West Bank women in November 2017

November 7, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizarro’s office on Thursday (Nov. 7) secured the indictment of a man accused of raping two West Bank women in separate incidents in November 2017. Kenneth Devore, also known as “K-9,” was charged with two counts of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree kidnapping and one count of aggravated second-degree battery in the indictment handed up by…
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Andre Reddic indicted for rape, kidnapping of 11-year-old girl in September 2000

November 7, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Nov. 7) secured the indictment of a man linked by DNA test results to the rape of an 11-year-old girl that occurred more than 19 years ago in the West Lake area of New Orleans East. Andre Reddic was charged with one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated kidnapping in…
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Carldell Paul indicted for father’s murder inside Leonidas-area home

November 7, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Nov. 7) secured an indictment charging a man with murdering his father by shooting him inside his grandmother’s Leonidas-area home in July. Carldell Paul, also known as Carldell Daniels, was charged with the second-degree murder of 50-year-old Carl Daniels and with obstructing justice in a homicide investigation in the two-count indictment handed up…
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Orleans DA Cannizzaro announces two anti-opioid initiatives

November 7, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on Thursday (Nov. 7) announced two new initiatives to enhance New Orleans’ fight to reduce opioid-related deaths. First, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to approve adoption of ODMAP (Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program), an initiative proposed by the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office on April 30. The software program collects and provides…
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2 plead guilty to 2017 ambush killing of teen in New Orleans East

November 4, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Monday (Nov. 4) secured the guilty pleas of two gunmen who killed a teen in a 2017 ambush attack in New Orleans East. Pictured above from left, Keaun Jones and Elliot Peters averted their scheduled murder trial when they entered into plea agreements before Criminal District Judge Karen Herman. Each pleaded guilty to an…
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4 alleged New Orleans ‘Byrd Gang’ members charged in racketeering indictment

November 4, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Monday (Nov. 4) announced the indictment of four alleged members of New Orleans’ “Byrd Gang” for violation of the Louisiana Racketeering Act and other crimes related to their operation of a violent narcotics trafficking enterprise based in Central City. An Orleans Parish special grand jury on Oct. 23 handed up a 16-count indictment charging…
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David Patton charged with murder in wake of quadruple shooting in New Orleans East

October 31, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Oct. 31) secured a murder indictment against a man accused of igniting a quadruple shooting that claimed one life this past July in New Orleans East. David “Fella” Patton was charged with the second-degree murder of 29-year-old Lemant Stewart Jr. and three counts of attempted second-degree murder as part of a seven-count indictment…
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