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Portia Pollock’s accused killer pleads guilty to manslaughter

Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 3:32 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Bryan Andry, the man accused of fatally stabbing speech therapist Portia Pollock during a carjacking last year, pleaded guilty on Friday to manslaughter and armed robbery.

Andry admitted in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to killing the 60-year-old “Seventh Ward Saint” last June outside of her home on North Dorgenois Street, court records indicate.

Bryan Andry, 47, has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of Portia Pollock, according to...
Bryan Andry, 47, has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of Portia Pollock, according to Orleans Parish jail records.(OPSO)

Pollock’s murder sparked outrage in the community and left a void in the Congo Square community, where she frequently drummed on Sundays.

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A sentencing hearing will be held on May 13. Andry faces up to 35 years in prison.

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