Leaders tout suspect’s arrest while his attorney disputes Hankton connection

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City officials returned on Friday to Jazz Daiquiri — where 61-year-old Curtis Matthews was gunned down in what may have been retaliation for his brother’s testimony to help convict Telly Hankton of a 2008 murder — to declare a “small victory in an epic battle” and a “line in the sand” against violence with the surrender of Walter Porter that morning, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. J.C. Lawrence, Porter’s attorney, counters that their is no connection between Porter and Hankton, and that his client turned himself in at the jail to comply with the arrest warrant.

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