Oct 192011

Authorities are now acknowledging more vocally that Saturday night’s killing of 61-year-old Curtis Matthews in front of the Jazz Daiquiri shop on South Claiborne may have been revenge for his brother’s recent testimony against convicted murderer Telly Hankton.

“Behind us is the scene of what I’m sure the Hankton clan thinks is a site of intimidation,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference in front of the store, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. “That is, if they spray enough bullets and they scare enough people, that the people of New Orleans are gonna walk away. Well, I’m here to tell you that we’re not.”

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  One Response to “$15,000 reward offered in what officials now suggest was a witness-intimidation slaying”

  1. We need another march. This is ridiculous! Thugs do not control this city! WE the citizens do. We need a march and we need to surround these people and our NEIGHBORS so they are not afraid. We need to embrace our neighborhoods and show people how much they are supported so they don’t feel intimidated. C’mon Neighbors, we need to get on the streets again. NO MORE BLOODSHED! NO MORE INTIMIDATION!!!!

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