Judge rules ex-JP deputy is responsible for man's death

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - A federal judge has ruled that a former Jefferson Parish deputy is responsible for the death of a Metairie man.

According to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Judge Jane Triche Milazzo ruled Tuesday that prosecutors showed clear and convincing evidence that Mark Hebert killed 61-year-old Albert Bloch in the fall of 2007. Bloch's body has never been found.

Hebert had previously pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft-related charges.

Prosecutors said Hebert took Bloch's wallet and checkbook from the scene of a car wreck that sent Bloch to the hospital. He admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from the man's accounts.

Block disappeared a few weeks after the fraud charges came to light.

The ruling means Hebert could spend the rest of his life in prison.