Murder suspect's family says allegations of threats untrue - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Murder suspect's family says allegations of threats untrue

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Family members of a man accused in a 2010 killing deny allegations they made threats to the victim's family. Carlos Manor's family is outraged by accusations of threats, and members say they want to set the record straight.

Manor is accused of killing Brandon Dicks in June 2010. His recent trial resulted in a hung jury and a mistrial was declared. Manor was in court Monday on the issue of bond for trial on drug distribution charges. Judge Davis refused to reduce the $600,000 bond.

In his argument against reducing the bond, prosecutor Jonathon Blake told the judge law enforcement is investigating complaints that members of Manor's family threatened the victim's family. Manor's uncle, Anthony Chapman, said it's not true.

"Let the community know we are not that type of people. We are not making any type of threats and furthermore maybe, perhaps, we can get the community, the investigators and detectives to do a thorough investigation so that the true killer may be found," said Chapman.

Chapman said he sat in every day of the trial and was surprised they had a hung jury.

"I was shocked frankly. I was shocked because according to what was presented I didn't even think that any jury could consider that he was guilty," said Chapman.

Davis set a new trial date of May 21 on both the murder and drug charges. Meanwhile, Manor's uncle was in the courtroom every day for the trial.

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