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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Double murder suspect's trial delayed again

Double murder suspect's trial delayed again

The trial for a man charged in the killing of a confidential informant and her acquaintance has been delayed until the summer.

Toronzo Thompkins, 37, of Raceland, is now set for trial July 19 in state District Judge Walter Lanier's courtroom in Thibodaux. He is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the Sept. 22, 2013, shootings of Nikki Landry, 41, of Larose, and Harry Lefort, 54, of Cut Off.

Thompkins is serving a life sentence in Angola after a jury convicted him Sept. 26, 2013, of cocaine distribution despite the absence of Landry, a key witness.

His next court date in the murder case is scheduled for July 15 if it’s not delayed yet again.