A Louisiana police detective said race motivated two black suspects to kill a white handyman last month.
A detective with the Kenner Police Department testified in court last week that one of the two suspects arrested in connection with Lawrence Herr’s killing on April 10 admitted under questioning that race was a factor.
Police arrested two black men – Tahj Matthews, 23, and Maurice Holmes, 25 – on April 11 and charged the pair with murdering Herr, 66, while he was installing a mailbox the day prior. At the time of the arrest, Kenner Police Chief Keith Conley said police suspected that the murder was more than a random shooting.
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“One of the suspects did say they were on a random shooting binge and wanted to commit a
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