Hearing today for Bourbon St. shooting suspect

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Posted: Jul 25, 2014 3:23 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Jul 25, 2014 3:23 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Bourbon Street, shooting, New Orleans, hearing, trial, court, probable cause

NEW ORLEANS - A defense attorney is pushing for a faster "probable cause" hearing for the only suspect arrested so far in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting.

The hearing for 20-year-old Trung Le is currently set for Aug. 26. But defense attorney Martin Regan filed a motion saying Le shouldn't face another month in jail before prosecutors show they have probable cause to keep him locked up.

A magistrate judge in New Orleans' criminal court will hear arguments on the matter Friday.

Le was captured in Mississippi on July 4 and later extradited to Louisiana in connection with the June 29 shooting spree in which a woman from Hammond was killed and nine other people were hurt.

He is being held without bail, booked with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

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