NEW ORLEANS MAN SENTENCED TO
40 YEARS IN THE CARJACKING AND KILLING OF A NEW ORLEANS RESIDENT
JAMAL WALTON, age 24, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced yesterday in federal court by United States District Judge Lance M. Africk to 40 years
(480 months) imprisonment for his role in a carjacking that resulted in the death of Nathaniel Robertson, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Africk ordered that WALTON be placed on five (5) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should she violate any terms of her supervised release.
On September 29, 2011, WALTON pleaded guilty to participating in a carjacking of Nathaniel Robertson during with a co-conspirator, Charles Raymond, shot and killed Roberston in cold blood. In pleading guilty, WALTON admitted coming up with the idea of carjacking Mr. Robertson and then finding Raymond, who he knew owned an assault rifle, to execute the carjacking. In sentencing WALTON, Judge Africk stated that but for WALTON’s role in the crime, Mr. Robertson would be alive today.
The case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Sean Toomey, Michael McMahon, and Spiro Latis.
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