FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Detective Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: August 5, 2010
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
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
Kenneth Hyde struck his head on the
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
Kenneth Hyde was transported to
where he underwent surgery which left him in a chronic
Julian Humbles at the time (January
22, 2010) was arrested and charged with the crime of second
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
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
Detective Brian McGregor is in
charge of the investigation.