(AllHipHop News) A 17-year-old Baton Rouge, LA teenager named Michael Louding has been charged with murdering regional rapper Chris Nussie Jackson and five other men in a string of killings dating back to February 2009.
The murder indictment was announced yesterday (June 4) by Louisianas East Baton Rouge Parish, and the teen faces five counts of 1st degree murder, one count of 2nd degree murder, and two counts of attempted 1st degree murder.
Last year, Dope Family Family rapper Chris Nussie Jackson died following a gunshot wound to the head on February 9. He was 33 years old.
Trill Entertainment rapper Lil Boosie was named as a primary suspect, with FBI agent Anthony Jung stating his bureau received information that Boosie initiated the slaying by placing a $30,000 hit on Jackson. Before his death, the two had been feuding on wax with Boosie recording the diss song What Goes Up Must Come Down.”
Boosie was never charged, and is currently in the second year of a four year sentence for drug possession.
In March, Trill Entertainment CEOs Melvin Vernell Jr. and Marcus Roach were cleared of the 2005 attempted murder of another local rapper, Bruce Beelow Moore. Moore was shot twice in the face outside of his store-front business, in a crime prosecutors claimed was over Moores bootlegging of Louisiana artists. The case was dismissed due to the prosecution taking more than two years to try the men.
In addition to the February 2009 Nussie murder, Michael Louding faces charges for killing Marcus Thomas (April 2009), Terry Boyd (October 2009), Michael Smith (December 2009), Charles Matthews, and Darryl Milton. The latter two are the most recent crimes, with both being murdered on April 1, 2010 while sitting in a parked car.
Three other teenagers from Baton Rouge ranging in age from 16 to 19 will also face 1st degree murder counts in the Milton and Matthews slayings.
On Monday (June 7), both state and federal officials are expected to be present at a news conference revealing more details about the case.
At press time, it is unknown whether Michael Louding and his accomplices acted alone, or were part of a larger criminal conspiracy.