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Raceland man accused of facilitating police informant's murder set for trial Nov. 17

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THIBODAUX, Louisiana — Authorities say a 35-year-old Raceland man accused of facilitating a police informant's murder last September is set for trial Nov. 17.

Toronzo Thompkins faces two counts of second-degree murder after the target, 41-year-old Nikki Landry, of Larose, and 54-year-old Harry Lefort, of Cut Off, were shot to death.

While jailed, police say Thompkins learned Landry had been working as a police informant.

As an informant for the Lafourche Drug Task Force, prosecutors say Landry regularly bought drugs while wearing a hidden camera and volunteered information to police.

A second-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory life sentence.

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1qYIERn ) state District Judge Jerome Barbera has been assigned the case.


Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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