French Quarter Street Performer Admits To Murder Then Freed

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A New Orleans man who performed as a statue in the city's French Quarter is free after pleading guilty to murdering a Jacksonville, Florida convenience store employee in 1974.

The Florida Times-Union reports Johnnie Lewis Miller, who went by the name "Uncle Louie" in the Quarter, was arrested for first-degree murder last May in the cold-case killing.

The only eyewitness in the shooting of Freddie Farah died in December. Prosecutors allowed Miller to plead guilty to second-degree murder and to time served, which totaled 341 days.

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