Second suspect convicted in Metairie double killing in 2013

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METAIRIE, Louisiana — A Jefferson Parish jury has convicted a New Orleans for his role in a 2013 double slaying in Metairie.

According to local media reports, 22-year-old Jason Thomas faces a mandatory life sentence in the deaths of Demektric Anderson and Tacara Williams-Moss, both of Memphis, Tennessee. Authorities say each was shot early Dec. 30, 2013, during a botched drug deal.

Thomas was convicted Friday of two counts of second-degree murder.

In April, 28-year-old Garard "Hurk" Achelles of Algiers was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder. He is serving a mandatory life sentence in prison.

Prosecutors have described Thomas and Achelles as drug dealing pimps, who "tricked" Anderson under the guise of a drug sale to rob him of narcotics and cash on Dec. 30, 2013.

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