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David Lohr

Lawyers Ready Evidence That Could Free Rapper Jailed 30 Years In Nightclub Killing

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime

Rapper McKinley Phipps, who was known by the stage name "Mac the Camouflage Assassin," was convicted just days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in...

Shocking Jail Surveillance Footage Captures Guard's Brutal Attack On Louisiana Inmate

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.30.2015 | Crime

Surveillance footage was released Thursday showing a Louisiana jail guard attack an inmate, seemingly without provocation In the video, obtained by...

Robert Durst Enters Not Guilty Plea To Federal Gun Charges

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 04.15.2015 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jailed millionaire Robert Durst pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the newest charge against him: a federal charge of possessing a gun...

David Lohr

The Racist Police E-Mails You Didn't Read

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.29.2015 | Crime

The release of racist and offensive emails by city officials in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off a firestorm of criticism across the country this week,...

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Rapper Killer Mike Deplores Prosecution Of McKinley Phipps: 'We Must Stand With Artists Like Mac'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.26.2015 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS -- Rap musician Michael Render, better known as Killer Mike, stood up for jailed recording artist McKinley "Mac" Phipps on Wednesday, tell...

David Lohr

Bullied Eyewitnesses Blast Rapper's Wrongful Conviction, Join Family In Plea For New Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.24.2015 | Crime

HAMMOND, La. -- In 2001, they say, they were bullied into silence or forced to lie in court to help prosecutors wrongfully convict a 22-year-old rap a...

David Lohr

Jailed Rapper To Seek New Trial Based On Witness Bullying

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.20.2015 | Crime

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. -- Rapper McKinley "Mac" Phipps, serving time for manslaughter in a fatal nightclub shooting 15 years ago, will seek a new tri...

David Lohr

Family Of Rapper Jailed In Killing Demands Investigation Into Witness Bullying

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.20.2015 | Crime

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. -- The family of McKinley "Mac" Phipps, a once promising rap artist whose conviction in a nightclub shooting death is now in q...

David Lohr

Witnesses: DA Bullied Testimony That Put Rapper Away For 30 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.21.2015 | Crime

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. -- Fourteen years after rapper McKinley "Mac" Phipps was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of a teenage fan at a...

Shooting Suspect Abandons Baby Girl, Kills Man: Cops

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Louisiana say a man borrowed his sister's car, picked up his 2-year-old niece, and then committed a murder on the drive back home. R...

Gun Company Cuts Ties With 'Sons Of Guns' Star

Associated Press | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show "Sons of Guns" distanced itself from the program's star th...

David Lohr

Attorney Alleges Police Cover-Up In Handcuffed Man's Shooting Death

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.27.2014 | Crime

The attorney representing the family of Victor White III -- a 22-year-old man who authorities claim shot and killed himself while locked in a patrol c...

Two Teen Girls Vanish From Louisiana Hotel

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Louisiana are asking the public's help Monday in finding two teenage girls last seen at a Bossier City hotel. Myesha Alexander and R...

Mississippi Agrees To Extradite Shooting Suspect

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last mo...

1,852 Silver Bars Seized From Alleged Meth Dealer

AP | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities who arrested a drug suspect say they seized 1,852 silver bars along with some drugs. Lt. Carl Townley ...

Missing Boy Found Locked In Man's Bathroom, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

A Louisiana man was arrested after authorities said he locked his neighbor's son in his bathroom, then made up a story about the 6-year-old boy leavin...

Teen 'Menace' Arrested In Undercover Investigation

Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime

An undercover investigation has brought down a Louisiana teen who police say was a "menace" to the neighborhood. Authorities in Kenner received num...

This Guy Went Into A Pet Store And Squeezed A Hamster To Death

Posted 02.27.2014 | Crime

A Louisiana man pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally squeezing a hamster to death at a pet store. Vincent Caracci, 21, was sentenced to two year...

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Accused Baby Killer Allegedly Said 'Frustration' Drove Him To Throw Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.02.2013 | Crime

A Sulphur, Louisiana, man has been charged with causing fatal injuries to a baby he allegedly confessed to throwing across a room. According to the...

Marchers Finish Parade Ruined By Violence On Mother's Day

AP | Posted 06.02.2013 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS -- Organizers of a parade interrupted by a shooting spree in New Orleans on Mother's Day are finishing what they started. The Times-Picay...

Alleged Shooter At Mother's Day Parade Gets Charged

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 07.16.2013 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — Two brothers with a history of drug arrests and suspected ties to a neighborhood gang each face 20 counts of attempted second-degr...

Woman Allegedly Throws Puppies Off Balcony

Posted 04.10.2013 | Crime

A New Orleans woman was arrested Monday after allegedly killing two puppies by throwing them off of a third-story balcony. Kisha Carter, 25, has b...

Man Allegedly Robs, Beats Victim To Prove He's Not A Cop

Posted 04.01.2013 | Weird News

A New Orleans man is accused of kicking and punching someone into a bloody pulp just to prove that he wasn't a police officer. Police say William ...

COLD CASE: Arrest Made In 27-Year-Old Rape

Posted 02.24.2013 | Crime

A New Orleans woman may see justice served after police made an arrest in the case of her aggravated rape -- 27 years later. Police arrested Troy W...

Former Escaped Inmates Plead Guilty To Kidnapping

AP | JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 02.11.2013 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- Two inmates have pleaded guilty to kidnapping in connection with a crime spree through four states that began with an escape from a ...