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James Cain indicted for murder at New Orleans East apartment complex

January 30, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Jan. 30) secured a murder indictment against a man suspected of fatally shooting a man last November at an apartment complex in New Orleans East. James Cain was charged with the second-degree murder of 49-year-old Gary Sabatier in a three-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. The panel also charged…
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Algiers’ Kenneth Session convicted of sexual battery against preteen girl

January 29, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Wednesday secured a sex crime conviction against an Algiers man who molested a preteen relative at his home nearly a decade ago. An Orleans Parish jury deliberated about 50 minutes before unanimously finding Kenneth Session guilty of sexual battery of a juvenile under age 13. Session, 56, faces a state prison term ranging from…
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Kevin Green admits to New Orleans East killing, gets 15 years for manslaughter

January 29, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Wednesday (Jan. 29) secured a guilty plea and 15-year state prison sentence for a gunman who fatally shot a teen in the Plum Orchard area of New Orleans East in May 2018. Kevin T. Green, 24, averted his scheduled murder trial in the death of 17-year-old Leonard Warren Jr. by pleading guilty to an…
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Kline Lee pleads guilty to manslaughter, will serve 15 years for Broadmoor killing

January 28, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Tuesday (Jan. 28) secured a guilty plea and 15-year state prison sentence for a man responsible for shooting two people — one fatally — last April in the Broadmoor neighborhood. Kline Lee, 53, averted his scheduled murder trial in the courtroom of Criminal District Judge Karen Herman by pleading guilty to an amended charge…
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DA Cannizzaro hosts 2020 Domestic Violence Summit with city leaders, judges and stakeholders

January 17, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on Friday (Jan. 17) hosted city leaders, police, judges and victim advocates at the 2020 New Orleans Domestic Violence Summit. The Summit, subtitled A Symposium for Solutions, brought together a wide spectrum of domestic violence stakeholders for a productive and enlightening discussion of challenges, deficiencies, needs and ideas to improve outcomes for domestic violence victims. Invited…
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DNA taken from domestic violence arrest links man to 2 cold-case New Orleans rapes

January 16, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Jan. 16) secured an indictment charging a man whose recent domestic violence arrest produced a DNA link to two New Orleans cold-case rapes. Navarri Henderson was charged with two counts each of first-degree rape and aggravated kidnapping, in connection with previously unsolved sexual assaults that occurred in December 2016 and August 2018. An…
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DA Cannizzaro welcomes new Juvenile Court policy for repeat offenders

January 9, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on Thursday (Jan. 9) issued the following statement in response to the new detention policy for repeat offenders announced by the judges of Orleans Parish Juvenile Court: “I commend the judges of New Orleans’ Juvenile Court for recognizing the persistent danger posed by habitual violent teen offenders toward our citizens, visitors and police, and for taking…
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Recidivist teen Dwayne Fortenberry indicted for armed robbery of 72-year-old man

January 9, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Jan. 9) secured an indictment charging a previously convicted New Orleans teen with last month’s armed robbery of a 72-year-old man who was delivering newspapers in the Upper 9th Ward. Dwayne Fortenberry was charged with a single count of armed robbery in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Fortenberry,…
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2 teens indicted for attempted murders at New Orleans East church fair

January 9, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Jan. 9) secured an indictment charging two juveniles with attempting to murder three teen victims shot last November at a church fair in New Orleans East. Joquan Clark, 17 and pictured above, and 15-year-old Ivan Wright (photo unavailable) each was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder in the indictment handed up…
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New Orleans’ Torey Hobson indicted for rape of preteen girl

January 9, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Jan. 9) secured an indictment charging a New Orleans man with sex crimes against a developmentally disabled 12-year-old girl left sometimes in his care. Torey Hobson was charged with one count of first-degree rape and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand…
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