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Detectives are looking for a killer after a deadly shooting late Sunday night. The sheriff said it is believed this was a drive-by shooting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
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Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
A detective who questioned Michael Louding, also known as "Marlo Mike," took the stand Tuesday morning in the trial of Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torence Hatch.
Detective Charles Johnson with the Baton Rouge Police Department testified there was no real reason he did not turn on the recording device for eight hours while questioning Louding.
Louding is the linchpin of the entire case. He was on the stand Monday and said Hatch wasn't responsible for the murder of Terry Boyd.
Johnson told the jury Louding's taped confession of the murder and implicating Hatch as the person who paid for it is the real truth in the case.
While Louding was on the stand Monday, he said he lied about Hatch being involved while he was being interrogated. Tuesday, Johnson and Detective Elvin Howard testified Louding admitted to them his involvement in the murder for hire.
"Honesty is important, number one," said defense attorney Jason Williams. "Number two, he is trained to deceive people. Now, he's in court and his credibility is on the line and he lied to trick Michael Louding. Now, I'm sure the jury is wondering if he's lying to trick us."
It will be up to the jury to decide who is telling the truth, but
there was one part of Johnson's testimony that worked in the
He said Louding knew details about Boyd's
murder that had not been released. He also said Hatch was not a suspect
until the day Louding was questioned.
The prosecution has remained quiet during the entire trial, as opposed to the defense's constant comments. But Tuesday, a request was made for clarification as to why the district attorney's office has not said anything.
"The bottom line to all of this is we're trying to protect this jury from any undue publicity that might affect this jury's verdict," said Assistant District Attorney Prem Burns. "And because of this, this office, just as we would try to avoid a change in venue, we have virtually stood mute and we will make a comment at the end of the proceedings."
"This is not a battle being fought by the media outside this courtroom. They have a very famous, infamous client if you would, and I think they are making a spin to the public and to his fans and his entourage and basically, we aren't making an appeal to this community. Our appeal is to this jury," Burns added.