Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Another Guilty Verdict

Supa Gangsta Michael Anderson has been found guilty on all five counts of capital murder.

T.P. picture by Chris Grainger

Anderson was out on bail when police said he gunned down the five teenagers June 17, 2006, first taking out the driver of the Sport Utility Vehicle and then systematically shooting the rest of the passengers before dawn at the corner of Josephine and Daniel Streets. The victims were brothers Arsenio Hunter, 16, and Markee Hunter, 19, along with Warren Simeon, 17, Iraum Taylor, 19, and Reggie Dantzler, 19

Anderson, 23, is accused of murdering the five teenagers in a predawn attack June 17, 2006, an ambush that prompted the state of Louisiana to send in the National Guard to help patrol a city still freshly traumatized by Hurricane Katrina.

The jury of eight women and four men will return to Criminal District Court tomorrow for the penalty phase, during which prosecutors will ask the same panel to sentence Anderson to die by lethal injection.

Congratulations to the jury.

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