- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Orleans Parish prosecutors say sentencing for the 22-year-old man convicted in a mass shooting on Bourbon Street has been postponed.

The District Attorney’s Office tells WDSU-TV (https://bit.ly/1QnoQqo ) that sentencing for Trung Le was delayed Thursday and has been rescheduled for March 4 before Judge Byron C. Williams.

Le was convicted Jan. 15 on charges of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter for his role in the June 2014 French Quarter shooting. Brittany Thomas, a bystander, was fatally shot in the crossfire. Nine other people were hurt.

Prosecutors said Le was the aggressor, and his firing sparked the violence that caused Thomas’ death.

Le faces up to 40 years in prison.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/24cPc2H ) the delay was ordered after Le’s attorney, Martin Regan, sought a new trial for his client.


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