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Jury finds Hankton, others guilty in vast murder, drug case

Telly Hankton (FOX 8 Photo/FILE) Telly Hankton (FOX 8 Photo/FILE)

By KEVIN McGILL
Associated Press
    
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans crime figure already serving a life sentence on a state murder charge now stands convicted in federal court in a vast murder and drug conspiracy that dates back to the mid-1990s.

A jury found that Telly Hankton was guilty of three murders and various drug and firearm charges Tuesday.

Three co-defendants - Walter Porter, Andre Hankton and Kevin Jackson - also were convicted on numerous federal charges. Each was linked by the jury to at least one violent death in the complex case.

Telly Hankton faces a life federal sentence. Sentencing was set for Nov. 9.

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