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Prosecution expected to rest today in Louding trial

3 years 5 months 6 days ago April 25, 2013 Apr 25, 2013 Thursday, April 25 2013 April 25, 2013 9:46 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Michael Shingleton

BATON ROUGE - The prosecution is expected to wrap its case against "Marlo" Michael Louding Thursday in district court.

Wednesday night, the getaway driver in the murder for hire plot, Adrian Pittman, testified against Louding for a lesser sentence.

Pittman pleaded guilty to manslaughter in November for his involvement in Terry Boyd's murder.

Louding is accused of killing Boyd in October 2009 at the direction of Torrence Hatch, also known as the rapper Lil Boosie.

Hatch was found not guilty of murder for hire last May.

Pittman was to receive the maximum penalty for manslaughter, 40 years, if he did not testify truthfully against Louding. District Attorney Hillar Moore expects Pittman to receive a 20 year sentence for his testimony against Louding Wednesday.

Right now Prosecutor Dana Cummings is questioning Baton Rouge Police investigators about the murders of Darryl "Bleek" Milton and Charles "Nokie" Matthews on Monte Sano in April 2010.

Cummings is expected to question a computer forensic expert, Gus Dimitrelos, who will explain the location of Louding's cell phone before, during and after Boyd was murdered.

In May during Hatch's murder for hire trial, based on cell phone towers Dimitrelos testified Louding's phone was in the vicinity of Hatch's home before the murder, in the vicinity of Boyd's home at the time of the murder, and back at Hatch's after.

Louding is accused of killing Milton and Matthews, Chris "Nussie" Jackson, Marcus Thomas and Michael Smith over a 14 month span between February 2009 through April 2010.

More information as it comes on Twitter @MikeShingleton.

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