Escaped murder suspect caught in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police said thanks to an anonymous tip, authorities caught up with an escaped prisoner Thursday who busted out of a transport van in New Orleans this week.
Troopers said Lorenzo Conner, who is suspected of murder, was taken into custody at a Gretna residence.
U. S. Marshals scoured New Orleans after Conner escaped on March 31. State Police said he was being taken from East Feliciana Parish to the Orleans Parish Prison when he broke the back window out of the transport van he was in and escaped.
Conner is under indictment for second-degree murder in the 2011 killing of 25-year-old Nelson Smith in Central City. In Sept. 2013 a judge found Conner incompetent to stand trial, and he has a mental competency hearing in May.