NOPD arrests second suspect in Derrick Cash murder

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New Orleans police arrest second person in murder of 12-year-old child

The New Orleans Police Department has arrested a second person in connection with the murder of a 12-year-old boy. Derrick Cash was shot and killed in New Orleans East last month. According to prison records, a second person, Tyree Conerly, was also arrested in connection with Cash’s murder. Conerly was arrested Monday night and faces second-degree murder charges. Tyrese Harris, 18, was arrested and charged with his murder earlier Monday, along with several other high-profile violent crimes. Cash was killed in the 14000 block of Michoud Boulevard on January 3. He was found shot near a vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. just under a year ago on gun and other charges, at which point he made bail. But the case was dropped five months later because prosecutors failed to file formal charges within the legal time allotted to them, a process known as a 701 release – a reference to the specific law of the state. Conerly was originally arrested in February 2021 for unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of stolen property worth less than $1,000, and unlawful possession of a stolen automobile, and posted $3,000 bond. he was released from bond on July 14, due to Rule 701, according to court records. Under Louisiana law, any district attorney in that state has 30 days to formally charge someone arrested for a misdemeanor and 60 for a felony. For murder or other charges that carry a life sentence, it’s 120 days or four months. WDSU Investigates reported last week since Orleans Parish Attorney Jason Williams took office, 701 releases have increased nearly 600%, according to city council data. Speaking generally about 701 releases, Williams has previously said that WDSU 701 releases sometimes occur when witnesses refuse to cooperate or evidentiary issues arise. Prosecutors can still bring formal charges at a later date after a 701 release has been issued in a case. Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Conerly had been imprisoned in a previous case until his 701 release was released in July 2021. He had already released himself from prison before the 701 release was released.

The New Orleans Police Department has arrested a second person in connection with the murder of a 12-year-old boy.

Derrick Cash was shot and killed in New Orleans East last month.

According to prison records, a second person, Tyree Conerly, was also arrested in connection with Cash’s murder.

Conerly was arrested Monday night and faces second-degree murder charges.

Tyrese Harris, 18, was arrested and charged with his murder earlier Monday, along with several other high-profile violent crimes.

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Cash was killed in the 14000 block of Michoud Boulevard on January 3. He was found shot near a vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

Conerly issued a “701 release” of the bond obligation in the previous case

Court records show Conerly was arrested just under a year ago on gun and other charges, at which point he posted bail. But the case was dropped five months later because prosecutors failed to file formal charges within the legal time allotted to them, a process known as a 701 release – a reference to the specific law of the state. Conerly was originally arrested in February 2021 for unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of stolen property worth less than $1,000, and unlawful possession of a stolen automobile, and posted $3,000 bond. he was released from bond on July 14, due to Rule 701, according to court records.

Under Louisiana law, any district attorney in that state has 30 days to formally charge someone arrested for a misdemeanor and 60 for a felony. For murder or other charges that carry a life sentence, it’s 120 days or four months. WDSU Investigates reported last week since Orleans Parish Attorney Jason Williams took office, 701 releases have increased nearly 600%, according to city council data. Speaking generally about 701 releases, Williams has previously said that WDSU 701 releases sometimes occur when witnesses refuse to cooperate or evidentiary issues arise. Prosecutors can still bring formal charges at a later date after a 701 release has been issued in a case.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Conerly had been imprisoned in a previous case until his 701 release was released in July 2021. He had already released himself from prison before the 701 release was released.

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