[Kreweoftruth] DA'S Prosecutors Secured Five Convictions TODAY
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Prosecutors Secured Five Convictions TODAY--Four of Them for N.O.
(New Orleans, LA) – Today, Orleans Parish prosecutors secured
convictions in four violent crime cases, one of which occurred as
recent as November 2008.
Delloyd Rayfield was found guilty of attempted first degree murder for
a shooting that occurred on August 4, 2008 inside the Iberville Housing
Development at approximately 3 a.m. Moments prior to the shooting,
Rayfiled and other armed men held the victim in this case hostage
inside of an abandoned apartment within the complex. When the victim
attempted to escape, Rayfield opened fire, shooting the victim in the
head, back and hip. NOPD officers responding to the fired shots and
arrested Rayfield near the crime scene, where he was apprehended while
carrying the semi-automatic weapon he used to inflict injury on the
victim. At trial and during intial statements to NOPD detectives, the
victim positively identified Rayfield as the man who shot him. Rayfield
faces a maximum of 50 years in prison for this crime and will be
sentenced on June 18, 2009.
Assistant District Attorneys Margaret Parker and Stephen Collins
prosecuted the case.
Mills Haults Jury Selection to Enter a Guilty Plea
During jury selection for sexual assault charges involving a juvenile
victim, Ernest Mills pled guilty to forcible rape for an incident that
occurred in May 2007. Mills was immediately sentenced to 3
0 years in
prison for this crime. Assistant District Attorneys Rachel Arlick and
Eusi Phillip prosecuted the case.
Mother and accomplice convicted for attempting to seek street justice
Shawntrell D. Hills was found guilty of attempted simple burglary of an
inhabited dwelling, and Robert Monroe was convicted for attempted
aggravated burglary of an inhabited dwelling. On November 20, 2008,
both defendants entered the home of a wheel-chair bound New Orleans man
who they believed had information regarding the shooting death of
Hills' son. The victim in this case testified during the judge trial
today that Monroe pointed a gun at him during the altercation; however,
the victim successfully wrestled the gun away from Monroe during the
occurrence of the crime.
Hills waived all sentencing delays in this matter and was sentenced to
five years suspended sentence, and 5 years active probation. Monroe
faces 15 years in prison as charged; however, the State intends to file
a multiple bill in this matter. He will be sentenced on April 22, 2009
In a separate case, the defendants Terrence Ducre and Michael Venable
pled guilty to their respective roles in an attempted armed robbery,
which occurred on October 19, 2006 inside of the Eastside Urban Trends
clothing store in New Orleans East. Ducre pled guilty to attempted
armed robbery and was sentenced to one year in prison. Venable pled
guilty to accessory after the fact to armed
robbery and was sentenced
to 4 years active probation. Assistant District Attorney Lynn Schiffman
and volunteer attorney Laura Cannizzaro handled this case.
Also today, Kelly Regis was convicted of attempted possession with the
intent to distribute crack. Regis faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years
in prison as a multiple offender and will be sentenced on April 17.
Assistant District Attorneys Tania Faia and Nick Noriea prosecuted the
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Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office
2601 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
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