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Louisiana jury convicts man in 4 deaths at apartment complex

Posted at 4:43 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 17:43:26-04

GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Louisiana jury has convicted a 23-year-old man in a bloody 2017 quadruple murder at an apartment complex in suburban New Orleans.

After just over two hours of deliberations, a Jefferson Parish jury Thursday found Armande Tart guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder.

Tart was convicted in the slayings of 61-year-old Rosemary Charles; Charles' boyfriend, 56-year-old John Henry; and 40-year-old Kyle Turner inside Charles' apartment in Metairie early March 15, 2017. The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate reports Tart was also found guilty of stabbing and strangling 56-year-old Harold Frisard, who lived in the same complex.

Prosecutors say Tart committed the killings as part of a drug-related robbery.