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Nov 20, 2010 9:35 PM by Andrea Babin

JPSO Arrests Man Wanted in Rapper's Death

GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a
man wanted in a local rapper's death has been arrested as a
fugitive from New Orleans.
Sheriff's spokesman John Fortunato says 24-year-old Jason
Baptiste Hamilton of Marrero was arrested Saturday after officials
at West Jefferson Medical Center called to say he was there.
News reports Friday had identified him as wanted on a
second-degree murder charge in the death Sunday of 22-year-old
Anthony M. Barre (bah-ray), who rapped and performed comedy under
the name Messy Mya (MY-uh).
Barre was shot to death on Nov. 14. New Orleans police have not
talked about a possible motive. His funeral was Saturday morning.
Barre was the grandson of imprisoned businessman Stan "Pampy"
Barre.

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