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Former Metairie man indicted for alleged Letten threats


Baton Rouge, La.- A 56-year-old man who once served time for manslaughter in the 1988 death of his daughter in Metairie is now indicted on a charge he threatened to murder former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and members of his family.

Federal agents took Gerald Estrade into custody Tuesday on a charge that carries the possibility of ten years in prison.

In 1988, Estrade reported his 10-year-old daughter, Melissa missing. He later admitted he killed her accidentally.  Estrade served ten years for manslaughter  and was released on parole in 1999. But he was sent back to prison in 2001 on a parole violation.

Now the F.B.I. is investigating the case involving the alleged threats against Jim Letten.

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