Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information
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 three-count indictment was handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury.
Minor, 33, faces a mandatory lifetime prison term if found guilty of the murder charge.
Minor’s previous felony record includes a December 1989 conviction for manslaughter in connection with the October 1988 shooting death of Roderick Bright outside the E & C Lounge in Hollygrove. Minor had been charged with second-degree murder in that case, but wound up receiving a 15-year state prison sentence after jurors found him guilty of the lesser responsive charge of manslaughter.
Minor also was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm in a later case in Jefferson Parish.
New Orleans police found Miller dead from multiple gunshot wounds around 2:49 a.m. inside a house in the 2800 block of South Johnson Street. Investigators developed Minor as a suspect based on witness statements and arrested him in the Central Business District a month after the shooting, on Feb. 11, 2020.
Assistant District Attorney Sarah Dawkins presented the case to the grand jury.
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