Jury receives case in Louding murder trial
BATON ROUGE - Attorneys for the prosecution and defense wrapped up their closing arguments a short time ago in the murder trial of "Marlo" Mike Louding.
Judge Trudy White issued jury instructions afterward and presented the case to them for deliberation.
Louding is on trial on suspicion of first-degree murder charges for killing Terry Boyd in October 2009. He's separately accused of killing five other people over a 14-month period.
Today, prosecutor Dana Cummings reiterated Louding's accused role as a hitman in her closing statements to the jury. Investigators said he confessed to killing Boyd after he was paid to do so by Torrence Hatch, also known as the rapper Lil Boosie.
"I ask you to find that man, that hitman, responsible for what he did," she told the jury. "Guilty as charged."
A jury found Hatch not guilty of charges he ordered the hit on Boyd. Prosecutors said Louding, who'd been offered a deal to testify against Hatch, changed his story on the stand.
Defense attorneys didn't call any witnesses after prosecutors rested on Thursday.
News 2's Michael Shingleton will have more on developments from the courthouse tonight starting at 4 p.m.
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