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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