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Jury finds man guilty in shooting, murder of Baton Rouge college student

1 year 6 months 1 week ago Friday, January 15 2016 Jan 15, 2016 January 15, 2016 9:26 PM January 15, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - A jury found Trung Le guilty in the shooting death of a nursing student from Hammond and the injuring of nine others on Bourbon Street in June 2014.

The verdict was read by the jury Friday night.

The shooting shocked the area. Le maintained he was shooting at a second, yet-to-be-found shooter.

Brittany Thomas, 21, died in the gunfire. The decision by the jury came a year to the day of her family receiving an honorary nursing degree on her behalf.  Thomas was studying at Camelot College in Baton Rouge.

"She wanted to be a nurse," said Brittany's mother, Mariko. "She loved people, especially babies. She wanted to be a nurse who worked with babies."

In the original WBRZ.com report, Mariko told WBRZ reporter Brittany Weiss the diploma would stay next to her murdered daughter's picture.

It took the jury about two hours to reach their decision.

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