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  • Avondale man sentenced to life in prison for Kenner couple murders

    An Avondale man who was convicted last month of murdering a couple in their Kenner home was sentenced Thursday (Feb. 8) to spend the rest of his life in prison. Shaun Barnett, 30, received the mandatory sentence for his conviction of two counts of first-degree murder. Barnett killed Dawn Scott, 28, and Raynell Kimbrough, 31, …
  • Terrytown man convicted in Marrero fatal shooting that injured a child

    A Jefferson Parish jury on Friday (Feb. 2), returned a guilty verdict against Kendell Ellis, convicting him in the shooting death of a man during an armed robbery attempt on a Marrero street and of wounding of an 8-year-old girl who was playing outside her cousin’s home. Ellis, 29, of Terrytown, was convicted as charged …
  • DA Paul Connick’s statement on the conviction in Joe McKnight’s death

    We offer our most sincere condolences to the McKnight family and hope they can find peace in knowing that justice has been served in this case. We also want to thank the jurors for their service and incredible attentiveness they spent following the evidence. District Attorney Paul D. Connick Jr. Assistant District Attorneys Shannon Swaim …
  • Avondale man convicted of murdering Kenner couple in their bed

    An Avondale man was convicted Friday night (Jan. 26), of killing a couple as they slept in their bed in Kenner, even as an infant lay between the victims. Shaun Barnett, 30, faces life in prison for his conviction of two counts of first-degree murder for the April 4, 2016, deaths of Dawn Scott, 28, …
  • ‘My mother was a wonderful woman,’ daughter writes as dad sentenced to life for her murder

    A New Orleans man who was convicted this month of killing his ex-wife in front of their children was sentenced Thursday (Jan. 25) to a mandatory life sentence in prison. Ronald Mitchell Sr., 39, shot Derice Bailey, 35, in the head and chest as they stood in the kitchen of her Aero Street home on …