NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A judge set bond at a half-million dollars for the man accused of killing a well-known New Orleans mafia figure in St. Roch on Saturday.
William Bonham was booked with second-degree murder for a stabbing in the 2400 block of N. Tonti Street. While the coroner has not released the victim's name, our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune reported that author Matthew Randazzo identified the victim was 79-year-old Kent "Frenchy" Brouillette.
Randazzo, who co-wrote Brouillette's autobiography, said Brouillette was a longtime associate of purported New Orleans mafia boss Carlos Marcello.
Police have not released a motive for the killing.