A state grand jury returned indictments Thursday against four men in the high-profile 2010 murders of popular local bounce rapper Renatta “Magnolia Shorty” Lowe and Jerome “Man-Man” Hampton as they sat in a car in New Orleans East.
McCoy “Rat” Walker, Terrioues “T-Red” Owney, Rico “Freaky” Jackson and Tyrone “Biscuit” Knockum each face two counts of second-degree murder in the Dec. 20, 2010, killings in the 6300 block of Bridgehampton Drive.
All four were among 20 alleged members of the “3-N-G” gang named last year in a massive state racketeering indictment that was part of a coordinated effort by District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office and federal authorities to remove the most dangerous of the city’s violent offenders from the streets.
The street gang was named for their purported stomping grounds around Third and Galvez streets in Central City, near the former B.W. Cooper housing development. Knockum and Owney allegedly also were involved in the late 2011 slaying of toddler Keira “Pooh Bear” Holmes in a courtyard there — a killing that sparked outrage in the community.