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BATON ROUGE - The hitman who killed Terry Boyd nearly four years ago will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Judge Trudy White called "Marlo" Michael Louding "cold blooded" before ruling he'll never get out from behind bars.

White lectured Louding about his actions, saying "You took pleasure in killing. Boosie infected you," and comparing him to a Kleenex tissue. "You're something for Boosie to use and throw away."

White rhetorically questioned Louding, "What ever happened to your conscious? Did you ever get the feeling in your gut you were doing something wrong? Do you really think people want to be like Marlo Mike?"

Louding was paid $2,800 to shoot Boyd through a window on Vermilion Street in October 2009.  When arrested he told police Torrence Hatch, known as rapper Lil Boosie, paid for the hit.

In April a jury unanimously found Louding guilty of murder. Hatch was acquitted of murder for hire last year.

White mocked that decision saying, "note that I said acquitted, not found not guilty."

Louding is accused of killing five others in a larger murder-for-hire plot that spanned 14 months in 2009 and 2010. During a taped confession Louding implicated Hatch in some of those murders. The District Attorney's Office hasn't decided if it will try Louding in those cases.

"How many times does somebody serve a life sentence, so we need to discuss it before we go further," Prosecutor Dana Cummings said.

Louding's defense team has until September 12 to file paperwork to appeal the courts sentence. Louding will remain in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison until the DA's office decides whether or not to drop the remaining cases against him.

His attorney Margaret Lagattuta thinks that's a possibility.


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