Report: JP murder suspect had heroin in jail

Report: JP murder suspect had heroin in jail

Shecorey Young is accused of tossing a deck of playing cards that had heroin in it. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Shecorey Young is accused of tossing a deck of playing cards that had heroin in it. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

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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Published at Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:02:00 +0000

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