Teen Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Rapper Nussie; Six Others
Posted on Wed, June 16, 2010
By Rhindi White
STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
The Baton Rouge teenage accused of murdering six people in a little over a year, including rapper Nussie, will pleaded not guilty to all of the slaying.
Michael Louding, 17, is charged with murdering Chris “Nussie” Jackson and five other others.
The killings are all said to have occurred over the past 14 months.
The teenager allegedly shot and killed Nussie in February 2009, but his motive has yet to be revealed.
While Louding’s motive for the murders has yet to be revealed by the prosecution, it is rumored that police are investigating the teen’s ties to incarcerated Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie, who was initially the primary suspect in Nussie’s murder. Sources stated police are investigating claims that Lil Boosie paid Louding $30,000 to shoot Nussie during an ongoing feud between the rappers.
Louding, who is expected to plead not guilty, was only 16-years-old at the time of the majority of the slayings according to prosecutors.
According to reports, Louding has also been charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of another man, Michael Smith, 19.
Six other men have also been indicted for their involvement in a number of slayings in the Baton Rogue area.
Adrian Pittman, 36, Jared Williams, 20, Kendrick Johnson, 19, Johnathan Rogers, 17 and Ryan “Sneaks” Carroll, 16, have all been charged with first degree murders.
Each man was involved with or charged for the murders of: Charles Matthews, 37, Terry Boyd, 35, Chris “Nussie” Jackson, 33, Darryl “Bleek” Milton, 25, Marcus Thomas, 20 and Michael Smith, 19.
Louding was also recently charged with attempted murder for a December 2009 shooting inside of a house that left one person seriously wounded.
Prosecutors cannot seek the death penalty against Louding because of his age.