Second arrest made in slaying of SLU grad student

Terry Michael Landry
Terry Michael Landry

Authorities on Friday made a second arrest in the year-old slaying of a Southeastern Louisiana University graduate student, a Hammond Police Department spokesman said.

Authorities in Jefferson Parish arrested Terry Michael Landry, 20, of Gretna, after finding him at a Metairie apartment, Lt. Vincent Giannobile said in a news release.

Raphael Garrison, 23, was killed on the afternoon of Jan. 25, 2013, at his apartment at 1802 N. Oak St., Giannobile said.

Police said at the time they were looking for two men seen leaving the area in a tan Toyota.

Richard Hudson, 20, of New Orleans, was arrested at his New Orleans home the next day and was booked on a count of first-degree murder.

Police also were looking for Landry at the time, Giannobile said.

Investigators, who believed Landry was at large in the New Orleans area, had received numerous tips about his whereabouts, but none of those tips panned out, Giannobile said.

Investigators finally received a fruitful tip Friday indicating Landry was in Jefferson Parish, and found Landry at an apartment on Edenborn Avenue in Metairie, Giannobile said.

Landry was taken into custody without incident by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Fugitive Task Force, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force.

Landry was initially booked in Jefferson Parish before being transported to the Hammond City Jail and the Tangipahoa Parish Jail, where he was to be booked in Tangipahoa on a count of first-degree murder, Giannobile said.