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Report: JP murder suspect had heroin in jail

Published: Jul. 2, 2018 at 10:02 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2018 at 10:18 AM CDT
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GRETNA, LA (WVUE) - Authorities have re-arrested a murder suspect awaiting trial at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.

According to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, a guard accused  22-year-old Shecorey Young of trying to throw out a box of playing cards that had heroin.

Young is one of three defendants accused in a fatal double shooting in River Ridge in 2016, according to the report.

Investigators said Young shot and killed 34-year-old Jeffery Johnson, and wounded a 16-year-old.

He is facing second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges.

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