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Louisiana has first murder conviction for fentanyl seller

Assistant district attorney Lance Beal was the lead prosecutor in the murder trial of fentanyl overdose death.


Damien Deshaun Bernard found guilty of murder in fentanyl overdose case.
Damien Dashaun Bernard

Louisiana has the first murder conviction for fentanyl seller. This was a sensitive case, and the justice system has spoken.


“What this does is it shows our community will not stand for this anymore,” Lance Beal, assistant district attorney, said. “We’re done. This is our line in the sand, and this sends that message loud and clear.”


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