Ruling expected in Benson competency trial on Thursday or Friday
A judge is expected to issue a ruling in the Tom Benson competency trial on Thursday or Friday.
Both sides involved in the family power struggle delivered their closing arguments on Friday (June 12).
The closing arguments followed eight days of testimony. The battle over control of Benson's fortune began behind closed doors in Orleans Parish Civil Court on June 1.
The judge heard from 12 witnesses, although Tom Benson was never called to testify. Benson's children, grandchildren and wife were all called on to testify throughout the trial
Judge Kern Reese will determine if the 87-year-old Saints and Pelicans owner is mentally capable of handling his million dollar empire.
Benson and his estranged family are fighting over his fortune after he announced that his wife, Gayle, would take over when he dies. The decision was followed by the family saying Benson was incapable of taking care of himself and his two franchises.
The case was brought on by his daughter Renee and two grandchildren, Rita and Ryan LeBlanc.
Remnants of Bill produce flooding in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana
The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill produce flooding in Texas, Oklahoma and parts of Louisiana.
Flooding in Louisiana remains in the northwest.
Rain chances in southeast Louisiana remain below normal with a slim to no chance of showers on Thursday.
There may be a few isolated showers and storms on Friday and through the weekend. However, chances for showers still remain slim.
High temperatures will be in the low 90s for quite a while.
Police investigate fatal overnight shooting in 7th Ward
More than two dozen shell casings litter the scene after a man was shot and killed overnight in the 7th Ward.
The incident happened just after 3:30 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of St. Anthony and Urquhart streets.
Officers arriving on the scene found a victim, identified only as a black male in his mid-20s, shot multiple times in the driver's seat of a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as a motive.