Sep 15, 2011 6:59 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

N.O. cops to be sentenced in fatal beating

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge is set to sentence two New Orleans police officers who were convicted of charges stemming from the fatal beating of a 48-year-old handyman.
In April, a jury convicted Officer Melvin Williams of violating Raymond Robair's constitutional rights by kicking and beating him with a baton while he and Officer Matthew Dean Moore patrolled the city's Treme neighborhood on July 30, 2005.
Jurors also convicted Williams and Moore of submitting a false report and found Moore guilty of lying to the FBI.
Williams and Moore are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon.
Williams faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. Moore could get up to 25 years in prison.


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