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Five Arrested For Slidell Murder

Five Arrested For Slidell Murder

Slidell Police announced on Wednesday the arrests of five people for the murder last weekend of 23-year-old Leighton Powe Jr.

Three of the five suspects face first degree murder charges, the other two face lesser charges.

Police say Powe was shot in the rear parking lot of the Dollar General Store on Robert Blvd. They say the shooting was the result of a botched, premeditated robbery.

The three suspects believed to be involved in the robbery and shooting took Powe's body with them when the fled the scene and dumped it on Javery Road. The body was found around 5:15pm on Saturday, September 7.

All five suspects are from Slidell.




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