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New Orleans prosecutors: 2 cousins killed man over dice game

4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago Friday, August 25 2017 Aug 25, 2017 August 25, 2017 6:46 AM August 25, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors say one cousin of an imprisoned drug kingpin is convicted while another's charged in the December 2014 fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man in retaliation for a robbery during a dice game.

The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office says 27-year-old Julius Hankton was given the maximum 40-year prison sentence for manslaughter Monday after admitting to one count of the charge as part of a plea agreement.

Quintin Hankton faces second-degree murder charges for also firing gunshots from a Central City neighborhood street at Maurice "Red" Sparkman, who was on a balcony. Quintin's trial is scheduled Oct. 2.

Julius and Quintin were recently given prison sentences totaling nearly 160 years on separate cases unrelated to Sparkman's death. Their cousin Telly Hankton is serving two life sentences.

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