The Hankton Boys Gang was formed in New Orleans in the 1990s by cousins George (Cup) Hankton and “Wild Telly” Hankton and went on to become the biggest, baddest, most bloodthirsty drug-trafficking organization in Big Easy history, making millions and partying with local rap music luminaries like Lil’ Wayne and Master P while ruling the Crescent City crack and heroin trade with an iron fist. In the 2000s, the Hankton Gang went to war with a group of former lieutenants led by Brian (Pluck) Broussard and Darnell (Durney) Stewart. Carnage lined the streets well into the next decade.

Below is a list of the murders tied to the resulting unrest:

The Hankton Crew Hit List (2006-2016)

April 19, 2006 – New Orleans drug figure Darvin Bessie is killed a week after pulling a drive-by shooting targeting Wild Telly Hankton.

The Center City Massacre: June 17, 2006 – Five teenagers linked to the insurgence brewing within the Hankton drug empire, Marquis (Big Man) Hunter, Arsenio (Lil’ Man) Hunter, Warren (Luv Bug) Simeon, Iraum (I-Rock) Taylor and Reggie (Putty) Dantzler, are shot dead inside a SUV.

December 7, 2007 – Hankton Gang boss George (Cup) Hankton is gunned down outside a car wash in Gert Town by Darnell (Durney) Stewart, Jesse (Tu Tu) Reed and Karim (K-Ice) Peters.

May 13, 2008 – Big Easy drug chief Darnell (Durney) Stewart, the leader of the insurgence, is brutally slain in front of Jazz Daiquiris nightclub, struck by a car following a high-speed chase, pistol whipped and shot execution style by Wild Telly Hankton.

June 20, 2009 – New Orleans drug world figure Jesse (Tu Tu) Reed, Stewart’s best friend and right-hand man, is shot to death on his front porch.

July 6, 2009 – Hasan (Hockie) Williams, Reed’s friend and the lone witness to Reed’s murder, is killed days after testifying in front of a grand jury.

November 21, 2010 – Big Easy stick-up kid Chris (Tiger) Smith is killed on contract by Hankton Gang enforcer Walter (Moonie) Porter in retaliation for Smith robbing a Hankton Gang associate. Porter was the triggerman in the Reed and Williams hits too.

October 20, 2011 – Nightclub manager Curtis Matthews is murdered in front of his brother John Matthews’ club, Jazz Daiquiris, as revenge for John Matthews testimony at Wild Telly Hankton’s trial for Durney Stewart’s murder months earlier. John Matthews survived being shot a dozen times to take the stand against Hankton.

August 7, 2014 – New Orleans underworld power Karim (K-Ice) Peters is killed over a beef regarding Peters’ kidnapping, beating and robbing of a rival. Peters was a triggerman in the Cup Hankton slaying.

December 3, 2014 – Big Easy stick-up kid Maurice (Mo Red) Sparkman is killed for robbing a Hankton Gang gambling den.

August 3, 2016 – Hankton Gang lieutenant turned witness for the government Gerald (G-Rock) Howard is shot to death weeks after testifying against Wild Telly Hankton and Moonie Porter at their racketeering and murder trial.

December 4, 2016 – Hankton Gang lieutenant turned witness for the government Bobby Basquine is shot to death months after testifying against Wild Telly Hankton and Moonie Porter at their racketeering and murder trial.

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