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  • Texas man convicted of possessing, conspiracy to distribute 50 pounds of cocaine

    A Jefferson Parish jury convicted a Texas man Thursday (June 14) of his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than 50 pounds of cocaine, which federal and local authorities seized while arresting him two years ago outside a Metairie motel. Miguel Angel Garcia Jr., 44, of Laredo, was convicted as charged of possession of …
  • Houma man convicted of killing Slidell man in Harvey, burning victim’s SUV in Lafourche Parish

    A Jefferson Parish jury decided Wednesday evening (June 13) that Terrance Calloway is guilty of killing Cordaryle Robert, the Slidell man who was lured into a robbery by Calloway’s wife before he was shot in the face and left in a roadside drainage ditch in Harvey. Calloway, 30, of Houma, was convicted as charged of …
  • Harvey man convicted of teen’s Woodmere murder

    A Jefferson Parish jury decided Friday night (June 8) that Ivory Franklin II killed a teen as they walked along a Harvey drainage canal two years ago, firing a bullet into the back of the victim’s head before unleashing more bullets on the 15-year-old witness who ran through the murky water as he fled for …
  • Avondale man sentenced to life in prison for Harvey murder

    An Avondale man was sentenced Monday (May 14) to life in prison for his convictions stemming a Harvey shooting that left one man dead and another injured. Javontae “Tae” Simmons, 24, was convicted as charged on May 4 of second-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit second-degree murder. All charges …
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for raping, impregnating 12-year-old girl

    Days after he was convicted by a jury, Jose Ivan Moreno Cervantes was sentenced Monday (May 7) to a mandatory life sentence in prison for raping and impregnating a 12-year-old girl in West Jefferson. Cervantes, 36, was convicted as charged last week of the first-degree rape of a child whose pregnancy went undiagnosed into its …