Sheriff: Texts show suspect in deputy death plotting crimes
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana sheriff says cellphone text message evidence shows the suspect in a deputy's shooting death had been plotting other crimes.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand read texts laced with street slang and profanity from the phone of suspect Jerman Neveaux during a Friday news conference. Neveaux faces a first-degree murder charge in the Wednesday death of David Michel.
Normand also said he has turned over to the FBI video that appears to show officers hitting Neveaux after capturing him. A new booking photo of a swollen-faced Neveaux shows evidence of injuries that Normand said included facial lacerations and an "orbital fracture" - an injury to the bone around the eye socket.
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