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Friday, 19 October 2018 15:27

A Louisiana cry for life and call for death

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Fourteen years ago this week, Derrick Todd Lee received the death penalty in Louisiana. He was the state’s most notorious and prolific serial killer. I was there in the courtroom when the verdict was handed down. 

It was a cool Tuesday evening, and I was leaving a reception for former congressman Billy Tauzin at the Old State capital in downtown Baton Rouge. Billy and I had fought many battles together when we both served in the Louisiana legislature back in the 1970s.  He had fought and won a separate confrontation with cancer, and a number of Billy’s friends all turned out to celebrate a full life he had led. 

Published in State of Louisiana