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Man accused in murder case gets 30-year prison obscenity

HOUMA, La. – A Louisiana man facing trial in a murder case has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for committing a disgraceful act.

Lawyer Tracy Schwab said The Courier (http://bit.ly/2iGd2kn he thinks that officers of justice continued the unusually harsh punishment for obscenity because of doubts about whether they could convict Maurice Banks of Houma in the murder case.

Banks was sentenced for his sixth offence — the obscenity charge — in September. That makes him a habitual offender, subject to stricter penalties. District court judge Johnny Walker sentenced to 30 years on Jan. 5.

The banks continues to be responsible for acting as a client of second-degree murder in 2015 the death of Corey Butler.

Assistant district Attorney Jason Dagate said two co-defendants are also charged.

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