James ‘Fatman’ Green indicted for murder in Algiers shooting death
October 22, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Oct. 22) secured a murder indictment against an Algiers man accused of a fatal shooting outside an apartment complex three months ago.

James “Fatman” Green was charged with the second-degree murder of 34-year-old Jeffery Darensbourg in a four-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury.

The panel also charged Green with obstructing justice in a homicide investigation, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting a police officer at the time of his arrest.

Green, 32, faces a mandatory lifetime prison sentence if convicted of the murder, up to 40 years in prison if found guilty of obstruction, and 5 to 20 years on the gun charge, which is supported by a previous conviction for domestic abuse battery.

According to witness accounts provided to New Orleans police, Darensbourg was a former neighbor of Green who interceded in an argument between another couple around 11:51 p.m. outside an apartment building in the 2200 block of Westbend Parkway.

Green came out of his nearby apartment across the street and confronted Darensbourg. Their conversation ended, the witnesses said, when Green pointed a gun and shot Darensbourg several times in the chest.

Assistant District Attorney Abigail MacDonald presented the case to the grand jury.