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Kenner police testify to potential racial component in killing of handyman Lawrence Herr

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  last year  •  18 comments

By:   Rob Masson ( httpswww. foxlive. com)

Kenner police testify to potential racial component in killing of handyman Lawrence Herr
Suspects Tahj Matthews and Maurice Holmes were ordered held without bond

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JEFFERSON PARISH, La. — The two men arrested for the fatal shooting of Lawrence Herr in  Kenner  may have been motivated because he was white, a detective working the homicide said during a court hearing Tuesday.



On April 11, Kenner Police arrested 23-year-old Tahj Matthews and 25-year-old Maurice Holmes for the April 10 murder of Lawrence Herr.


Herr, 66, was shot and killed while installing a mailbox outside a home on Georgetown Drive in Kenner.



At the time of the killing, Kenner Police Chief Keith Conley said that one of the suspects confessed to the shooting but didn't have a particular motive.



"One of the suspects did say they were on a random shooting binge and wanted to commit a murder, we think there may be ulterior motives and that's what the detectives are investigating," Chief Conley said.



Matthews and Holmes were in court Tuesday for a bond reduction hearing.


At Tuesday’s hearing, the lead detective on the case was asked why the pair targeted Herr. The detective said that under questioning, Matthews said they "wanted to kill a white person." 



The detective also said that while there were no projectile or bullet casings found on the scene, Matthews confessed to stashing the gun in an attic at his home, and police recovered a gun at that location. He also obtained a search warrant for Holmes' place of residence but nothing was found at that location. 



Tests for DNA evidence on the gun retrieved from Matthews' home have not come back.



Meanwhile, defense attorneys questioned the clarity of the surveillance video and the credibility of the witnesses the detective cited in his statements. They also question the timeline and the level of planning that goes into a first-degree murder charge. 



A first-degree murder charge does not allow suspects to have a bond. The defense attorney was seeking to have a bond set. 



In testimony, the detective revealed that Herr was shot one time. An autopsy revealed the bullet went through his back and out through his chest. 



As of now the first-degree murder charge for Holmes and Matthews still stands, the defense attorneys say they're going to take some time to go through the facts of the case and hopefully have another bond hearing. 


According to police, detectives identified the vehicle used in the April 10 shooting within three hours of Herr's murder and made the two arrests shortly after.



"This was a textbook crime apprehension," Conley said. "I am proud of the work of our detectives and police who pieced together the evidence and followed its trail to take dangerous criminals off our streets."



According to Conley, license plate reader cameras tracked the suspects' car driving by Herr multiple times before the shooting,



"Let this serve as a message to anyone who considers terrorizing this city or its people that the Kenner PD will be relentless until we bring a criminal to justice," Conley said. "This was a heinous drive-by assassination of a kind, caring man who was helping other. We were determined to end the rage of these criminals before they could target anyone else."





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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    last year

Question of the day:

Does anyone know why this cannot be classified as a hate crime?

To be filed on page 10.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    last year
Does anyone know why this cannot be classified as a hate crime?

The right has enough hate for everyone. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    last year

Wrong.

Try again.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
1.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    last year

What the hell does that have to do with it? Nice deflect. A couple around here would disown you for that........well not really. I am sure it is loved by all /S

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.1.3  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    last year

More right wing terror!

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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1.1.5  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    last year
The right has enough hate for everyone. 

Trolling all day today?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    last year
Does anyone know why this cannot be classified as a hate crime?

Did you read the article?  It states that it "MAY" have been racially motivated.  Hence no hate crime, yet.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2    last year
Did you read the article?

How about you?

At Tuesday’s hearing, the lead detective on the case was asked why the pair targeted Herr. The detective said that under questioning, Matthews said they "wanted to kill a white person." 

You aren't sure of what that means?


 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.2.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2    last year

Nice try.................NOT

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2    last year

others have demonstrated that they not only read the article, but more importantly, they understood it.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.2.4  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.1    last year
You aren't sure of what that means?

It means that hearsay does not count as evidence without further corroborating evidence.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.2.5  Sean Treacy  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.4    last year

You should look up the hearsay rule.  A defendant’s admission absolutely “counts” as  evidence and there is no need for corroboration

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.2.6  Ronin2  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.2.5    last year

They obviously think that African Americans are incapable of speaking for themselves; and are not believable.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.2.7  Ozzwald  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.2.5    last year
You should look up the hearsay rule.  A defendant’s admission absolutely “counts” as  evidence and there is no need for corroboration

You are assuming that he said it during questioning after he'd been advised of his rights.  How do you come up with that assumption based on a single sentence?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.2.8  Sean Treacy  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.7    last year

It would be easier to Just admit I was correct than trying to move the goalposts.  Since you understand That Miranda warnings exist you must know your original point was silly, because why would anyone have to be advised of their right to remain silent if their  confessions are  inadmissible as hearsay? 

There’s no rational  reason to believe he wasn’t properly arrested. What’s now going on is  you are, for reasons known only to you, grasping at straws to make some bullshit deflection doesn’t support your original claim whatsoever. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    last year

another murder the left doesn’t care about, unless they  can figure out a way to push the square black men into to the round hole of white supremacy.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    last year

That's what they have Joe the jerk for.

Or maybe Jussie Smollett will tell us that he was there & they were wearing red hats.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3  seeder  Vic Eldred    last year

Does anyone know?

Here is a clue:

When Eric Holder was AG he gave us the answer

 
 

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