Baton Rouge teen Michael Louding has been charged with the murder of Louisiana rapper Chris “Nussie” Jackson and five other men in a series of killings dating as far back as February 2009. He has been charged with 5 counts of first degree murder, one count of second degree murder, and two counts of attempted first degree murder. 

Chris “Nussie” Jackson was killed from a gunshot to the head on February 9, 2009. Although never charged, fellow Baton Rogue rapper Lil’ Boosie was initially named the primary suspect after the FBI received information that he had issued a $30,000 hit on Jackson. The two rappers had been feuding prior to Jackson’s murder, with Boosie recording a diss track titled “What Goes Up Must Come Down.” Boosie is currently serving a four-year sentence for possession of drugs.

Louding also faces charges for the murders of Marcus Thomas in April 2009, Terry Boyd in October 2009, and most recently, Charles Matthews and Darryl Milton on April 1, 2010. Three other teens between the ages of 16 and 19 have also been charged with first degree murder for the killings of Matthews and Milton.

Federal and state officials are expected to hold a press conference this Monday June 7 to reveal further details about the case.

[June 2010]

UPDATE: Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding will be tried first in the murder of Chris “Nussie” Jackson. According to The Advocate, the 18-year-old is charged with “five counts of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.”

Louding is also charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Jackson; Marcus Thomas on April 25, 2009; Terry Boyd on Oct. 21, 2009; and Charles Matthews and Darryl “Bleek’’ Milton on April 1, 2010. Lil’ Boosie was also charged with first-degree murder in the case of Boyd, which police believe was a murder-for-hire.

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