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Jury convicts a New Orleans man for a 2010 murder

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced Thursday that a jury returned a guilty verdict against Walter Porter for his participation in the November 2010 murder of Christopher Smith.

The jury found 40 year old Porter guilty for use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire and conspiracy to possess firearms. 

According to court documents, on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 8:10 pm, Christopher Smith was found by Jefferson Parish Sheriff deputies, lying in the doorway of his Gretna apartment with multiple gunshot wounds.He was pronounced dead at the scene. 


 JPSO’s investigation ultimately revealed that Nemesis Bates paid co-defendants, Porter and Aaron Smith, $20,000 to murder Christopher Smith. Smith previously pled guilty and awaits sentencing.  Bates was sentenced to life in prison.

“Today’s jury verdict ensures that Walter Porter, one of the city’s most lethal hit men, will spend the rest of his life behind bars,” stated U.S. Attorney Polite.

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing on June 29, 2016.  Porter faces a mandatory penalty of life imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for their investigation.

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