Leila Mulla pleads guilty to 1984 cold case murder

Leila Mulla pleads guilty to 1984 cold case murder

POSTED: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 10:46am

UPDATED: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 3:36pm

Leila Mulla of Astoria, New York, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter charges in a Baton Rouge court on Friday.

Mulla was charged with the 1984 murder of Baton Rouge resident Gary Kergan.

Authorities say Mulla and an accomplice robbed and killed Kergan on Nvember 29, 1984.

Mulla was sentenced to 30 years as part of a plea deal.

Kergan’s brother said in a statement: “Our family is very happy that after 30 years, justice is finally being served for Gary, who was an unwitting victim in a calculated act of brutal murder. It’s been a long and painful road, but we’ve never given up on Gary and neither has the justice system. We’re very grateful for the hard work and diligence of many law enforcement agents, especially the Baton Rouge Police Department and the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s office.”

To read more about the Kergan case, click HERE.

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