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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Detective Brian McGregor

Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com  

Office:    (504) 712-2252

Date:      August 5, 2010

 

New Orleans manís death classified a homicide

 

KENNER - On Friday, January 22, 2010, a New Orleans man, identified as Kenneth Hyde, 54, and the perpetrator Julian Humbles, 39, also of New Orleans were involved in a verbal argument inside a vehicle as they traveled along interstate 10 from LaPlace enroute to New Orleans.  While arguing, the vehicle stopped at the Discount Zone, located at 2845 Loyola Drive in Kenner.  It was there Kenneth Hyde and Julian Humbles, exited the vehicle.  Once they exited the vehicle, Julian Humbles charged Kenneth Hyde and knocked him to the ground.  Kenneth Hyde struck his head on the concrete.    Julian Humbles then continued his physical attack on Kenneth Hyde repeatedly pummeling and kicking him in his head.  As police responded to the disturbance, Julian Humbles fled on foot and was captured by responding officers.  Kenneth Hyde was transported to University Hospital, where he underwent surgery which left him in a chronic vegetative state.  Julian Humbles at the time (January 22, 2010) was arrested and charged with the crime of second degree battery. 

On Saturday, July 31, 2010, the Jefferson Parish Coronerís Office notified the Kenner Police Department that Kenneth Hyde who remained under constant medical supervision had died.    

On Monday, August 2, 2010, an autopsy was performed on the body of Kenneth Hyde.  It was at that time; Kenneth Hydeís death was classified a homicide due to the blunt force trauma that occurred on January 22, 2010.  Due to the reclassification and death of Kenneth Hyde an arrest warrant was obtained for Julian Humbles for the crime of Manslaughter.   

On Tuesday, August 03, 2010, members of the U. S. Marshals Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested Julian Humbles at an address in New Orleans.  Julian Humbles was transported to Orleans Parish Prison, where he was booked as a fugitive and later transferred to the Kenner Police Department where he was booked with the outstanding Manslaughter warrant.   At the time of the incident, Julian Humbles was on probation for possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana (2 counts) until 11-17-2011.   At the time of this press release, Julian Humbles remains in the custody of the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, no bond has been set.

Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.   Detective Brian McGregor is in charge of the investigation.

  

 

-KPD-

                                     

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