New Orleans prosecutors: 2 cousins killed man over dice game
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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