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15 indicted on N.O. charges linked to 15 killings

4 years 2 weeks 4 days ago May 09, 2013 May 9, 2013 Thursday, May 09 2013 May 09, 2013 1:39 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- Fifteen people linked to 15 killings have been indicted on state charges.

The killings include the deadly shooting of a 5-year-old girl, in a case that New Orleans authorities tout as the broadest of its kind in the city's history.

The 51-count indictment unveiled Thursday includes charges of racketeering, second-degree murder and perjury.

Investigators arrested several suspects early Thursday, but two of the 15 defendants remained at large.

One of the defendants, Tyron Harden, was arrested last month on charges stemming from a May 2012 shooting at a birthday party that killed 5-year-old Brianna Allen and 33-year-old Shawanna Pierce.

Cannizzaro's office said the indictment is the product of a yearlong probe by a multi-agency gang unit.

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