Man pleads guilty in 2011 slaying of New Orleans toddler

Darius Knox sentenced to 27 years in prison

Associated Press
October 10, 2019 - 1:36 pm

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A New Orleans man has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 27 years in prison for a 2011 shooting that killed a 1-year-old girl and paralyzed 
a man.

In a deal with prosecutors, Darius Knox pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit murder in Keira Holmes' death, according to the Times Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate.  

Knox also admitted serving as an accessory after the fact to the baby's slaying and the attempted murder of Emmett Allen.  He was one of five men indicted in the baby's slaying.

Authorities have said Keira was killed by gunfire aimed at a man named Allen, who was left paralyzed.

Authorities twice tried to prosecute suspects in Keira's slaying before  announcing new first-degree murder indictments last year.  The other cases appear to be ongoing.

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