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Telly Hankton trial set to begin selecting jurors today

Telly Hankton (Fox 8 Photo) Telly Hankton (Fox 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The trial begins today for a man once considered the most dangerous criminal in New Orleans.

Jury selection will begin in the racketeering and conspiracy case of Telly Hankton.

Hankton is accused of running a violent gang responsible for at least three murders.

Hankton and a dozen others were indicted on federal charges more than three years ago.

Prosecutors said they will not seek the death penalty for Hankton.

Hankton is already in prison serving a life sentence for murder.

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