Two Suspects In Officer Hit-And-Run Booked In 2005 Murder Case
John Chambers and Kenney Halley are suspects in the case of NOPD officer Rodney Thomas who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in July.
Thursday, New Orleans police say the pair was also indicted for a murder that happened in April 2005.
According to police, 21-year-old Joseph Lucien was shot once in the chest i the 1700 block of Egania Street.
According to police, both suspects were arrested in 2005 but were never prosecuted.
Halley faces a manslaughter charge, among others, in connection with Officer Thomas’ death. His bond was set at $1.6 million in that case. Now he faces an addition $1 million dollar bond for the murder charge.
Chambers is accused of being an accessory after the fact in the officer’s death. His bond was set at $800,000 in that case. He also faces an additional $1 million bond in the 1995 murder case.