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Attorney for "Marlo Mike" tries to get confession tossed

Michael Louding AKA "Marlo Mike" (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Michael Louding AKA "Marlo Mike" (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

Accused killer Michael Louding, also known as "Marlo Mike," is facing first-degree murder charges for allegedly shooting Baton Rouge rapper Chris "Nussie" Jackson.

Louding is closely associated with Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch. Louding was in district court Wednesday, as his attorney is trying to have his confession tape thrown out.

The tape was played for District Court Judge Don Johnson. In it, Louding freely admits to shooting Jackson.

Margarette Lagatutta, Louding's attorney, needs to get his confession to police tossed if her client expects to have any chance in his trial. In the confession tape played in open court, Louding said Lil Boosie told a friend to "stamp" Nussie because of what happened in a rap club.

"As you heard in the courtroom, Mike Louding said the reason Chris Jackson was killed was because he had been disrespectful to Boosie and basically had a run in with one of Boosie's supporters," said Dana Cummings, lead prosecutor.

Police said Louding was very cooperative after his arrest in May 2010. However, Louding's attorney said he sat there for hours before police started recording him.

"They did read him his rights," Lagatutta said. "He is younger. My concern is all this time that's not recorded in this particular case in the very beginning. Not like an hour, we're talking like seven or eight."

Lil Boosie is facing murder charges in a different matter, but his name does come up in this case. In the tape, Louding claimed he killed Nussie because of an expected $15,000 payoff. That money is believed to have come from Lil Boosie.

"I don't think that Boosie will testify. He is involved in all of them because of his statements and other people talking about him, too," Lagatutta added.

Lil Boosie is not charged in this case because of a middle man named Michael Judson, also known as "Ghost." He was later killed.

"He said that he actually got a small amount of money from Michael Judson, AKA Ghost, but he never indicated that he received money directly from Boosie," Cummings explained.

Johnson is expected to rule on the confession tape next week. He has allowed Louding's lawyer to add more evidence to the case before he decides.

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