New Orleans Man Sentenced In Wrestling-Moves Death

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A New Orleans man is headed to prison for five years after pleading guilty in the June 10th death of a man mortally injured by wrestling-moves inflicted on him.

James Ferrier entered a guilty plea to negligent homicide on Friday in Gretna.  Both he and another man that the district attorney refused to prosecute told investigators they performed elbow-drop wrestling moves on a passed-out Steven Knight of Woodbury, Tennessee.

The three had been drinking heavily and wrestling in a backyard game room in Westwego.

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