Two West Bank men were found guilty Friday night (Sept. 8) of a slew of charges, including murder and armed robbery, in connection with a late 2015 crime spree that killed one man and left another partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound for life, according to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office.
After about two hours of deliberation, a Jefferson Parish jury unanimously convicted 25-year-old Corey Flag of Gretna and 18-year-old Emmett Garrison IV of Marrero of all charges listed in their 10-count bill of indictment.
Both men were convicted of second-degree murder in the Nov. 23, 2015 fatal shooting of Bruce Lutcher Sr., 34. The jury found that the two men killed Lutcher while robbing him outside of his apartment in the 1600 block of Ute Drive in Harvey. According to previous Times-Picayune interviews with family members, Lutcher was gunned down while trying to protect his young son and family from the robbers.