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Home invasion suspect has lengthy arrest record

A 2004 photo of Troy Derosa (Courtesy Times-Picayune) A 2004 photo of Troy Derosa (Courtesy Times-Picayune)

Metairie, La. -- The Covington man charged in a violent home invasion case in Metairie is no stranger to law enforcement officials.

30-year-old Troy Derosa is now charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated burglary and simple battery.  This is not the first time Derosa has faced serious charges in Jefferson Parish.

6:30 Wednesday morning in the 1000 block of Cleary Avenue in Metairie, a 48-year-old man tells deputies he found someone hiding in his garage.  Deputies say that someone was Troy Derosa. 

"We just recently learned that he has an extensive criminal history and I think he even has some type of murder arrest," said JP Sheriff Newell Normand.

Derosa has a lengthy arrest record, ranging from curfew violations and possession of marijuana, to battery and murder. 

"You see guys bounce in and out of the system," said Normand.  "Sometimes we make an arrest and stuff happens with cases all the time."

Derosa was charged with first degree murder for the April 2000 shooting death of a horse trainer in Kenner.   That charge was dismissed.  Officials with the Jefferson Parish DA's office say there was no credible evidence in the case.

He was charged with a Metairie aggravated burglary in 2003.  Again, the DA's office reports there was no credible evidence to move forward with the case.  

That same year, Derosa was charged with three counts of murder in a Metairie home invasion.  The victims were 17, 21 and 25.  They were shot execution-style inside a Metairie apartment.  A jury of his peers acquitted Derosa.

Derosa has faced multiple murder charges in Jefferson Parish, but only one conviction.  In 1999 he was convicted of simple burglary and sentenced to two years in jail.

Derosa apparently took a beating from the victims in Wednesday's incident and was taken to the hospital. He was later booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna.  His bond is set at $750,500.

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