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Prosecutors use Marlo Mike's words against him

3 years 10 months 1 day ago April 23, 2013 Apr 23, 2013 Tuesday, April 23 2013 April 23, 2013 5:33 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Michael Shingleton

BATON ROUGE - In the second day of testimony for "Marlo" Michael Louding's murder trial, prosecutors played multiple taped interviews from 2010 in Louding explained his involvement in up to six murders.

Louding is on trial for the killing of Terry Boyd in October 2009, but he's implicated in five other murders over a 14-month period.

The jury watched as Prosecutor Dana Cummings played hours of interrogation from May 2010. On the tapes Louding described payments for murders, most of which he said came from Torrence Hatch known as rapper Lil Boosie.

Hatch was acquitted for the murder of Terry Boyd last May, but his name has been brought up throughout the trial.

On the recording, Louding explained the crew was given $15,000 to kill Chris "Nussie" Jackson. Louding told investigators, "Ghost [referring to Michael Judson, who is now dead] was paid $15,000 to kill Nussie."

Investigators asked where the money came from to which Louding replied, "It came from Boosie. Ghost was suppose to give me some, which he didn't."

During the interrogation, detectives went through a half dozen crimes. Louding explained another $10,000 was up for a drive by on West Mckinley Street where Marcus Thomas was murdered.

Louding told investigators, "I rolled down the passenger window and shot three times, but by the time I shot he was already dead."

When Louding was initially questioned about Terry Boyd's murder on Vermillion, Louding denied being involved but three days later changed his tune saying, "Me, Ghost and Adrian did it."

Louding's attorney Margaret Lagattuta grilled the police detective on the stand, questioning why police didn't record all of the interrogation, what happened before cameras were rolling, what promises were made in return for a truthful confession, and did detectives investigate all of the names mentioned.

Detective Elvin Howard explained, "Nothing was out of the ordinary. No deals were cut. We followed up on everything. If it wasn't me, [other detectives] did investigate everything he said.

A computer forensic expert is expected to take the stand later this week to explain where Louding was before, during and after the murder using his cell phone.

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