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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

January 27, 2012

Jim Letten, United States Attorney

Contact: Anna Christman
(504) 680-3171

New Orleans Man Indicted for Federal Charges Relating to Murder and Carjacking

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – WALTER CONLEY, aka Ike Neezy (23yrs old), of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged in a three count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury with murder, carjacking, and discharging a firearm during a carjacking.

According to the indictment, CONLEY is charged with murdering Paul May back on September 14, 2008. He is also charged with committing a carjacking in Jefferson Parish where he shot the victim and forcefully took the victim's car.

CONLEY faces a possible death sentence for the murder (Count 1), a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty-five (25) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and five (5) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment for the carjacking (Count 2), and minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life as to the discharge of a firearm in furtherance of the carjacking.

U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case is being investigated by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and prosecuted by Assistant United States Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr..