Press Releases

Algiers’ Justin Lambert indicted on murder, gun charges in killing of neighbor

August 27, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 27) secured murder and gun charges against a man accused of a May fatal shooting in the Old Aurora neighborhood of Algiers. Justin Lambert was charged with the second-degree murder of 51-year-old Charlie Harris, and with being a felon in possession of a firearm, in the two-count indictment handed up by an…
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Alec Billiot, 3 others indicted for slaying of UL-Lafayette architecture student

August 20, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 20) secured second-degree murder indictments against four men believed responsible for the fatal shooting of a 20- year-old college student near an area of Uptown bars last January. Alec Billiot of Belle Chasse (pictured above), along with his younger brother Arec Billiot, Caiden Fruge and Tyrin Barraza, were charged with the murder…
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Larry Rowel indicted for December 2019 shooting death in New Orleans East

August 20, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 20) secured a second- degree murder indictment against a man accused of fatally shooting a man last December in the Plum Orchard neighborhood of New Orleans East. Larry Rowel, who turns 22 next Monday, also was charged with obstructing justice in a homicide investigation in the two-count indictment handed up by an…
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Dijon Curtis indicted for murder in Central City fatal shooting

August 20, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 20) secured a murder indictment against the alleged gunman responsible for a shooting death seven months ago in Central City. Dijon Curtis was charged with obstructing justice in a homicide investigation and with the second-degree murder of 20-year-old Brent “Bug” Jenkins. Jenkins was gunned down near the intersection of Washington Avenue and…
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Azemore ‘Lil Vic’ Joseph Jr. indicted for January murder in 7th Ward

August 20, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 20) secured a murder indictment against a man accused of a fatal shooting inside a 7th Ward house last January. Azemore Joseph Jr., also known as “Lil Vic” and “Seven,” was charged with obstructing justice in a homicide investigation and with the second-degree murder of 70-year-old Lloyd Vanderhorst in the two-count indictment…
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Harrison Bethley indicted for killing cousin inside grandmother’s 7th Ward home

August 6, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 6) secured a murder indictment against a New Orleans man accused of fatally shooting a cousin inside his grandmother’s 7th Ward home. Harrison Bethley was charged with the second-degree murder of 36-year-old Darnel Thomas, obstructing justice in a homicide investigation and with being a felon in possession of a firearm in the…
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Romander Minor indicted for January 2020 murder in Central City

August 6, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 6) secured a second-degree murder indictment against a man accused of fatally shooting a man seven months ago in Central City. Romander Minor was charged with the Jan. 11 killing of 59-year-old Levi Miller, along with obstructing justice in a homicide investigation and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The…
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Dijon Dixon indicted for murder of New Orleans teen in Mid-City mass shooting

August 6, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 6) secured a murder indictment against a New Orleans man accused of killing a teen as part of a mass shooting in Mid-City last September. Dijon Dixon was charged with the second-degree murder of 17-year-old Cornelius Smith, seven counts of attempted second-degree murder, and obstructing justice in a homicide investigation in the…
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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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