On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office prosecutors successfully argued in opposition to the parole application of Donald Humble. In 1967, prosecutors successfully convicted Mr. Humble of luring two United Cab drivers from New Orleans, robbing them and then murdering them in Plaquemines Parish. The presiding judge sentenced Humble to two life terms to be served consecutively.
Mr. Humble originally appeared for parole consideration in November of 2017, at which time the District Attorney’s Office, as well as family members of one of the murdered cab drivers, successfully argued in opposition to his application and therefore it was denied.
Mr. Humble again appeared on the parole docket in July 2020, and our office again argued in opposition to his application. Although two of the three parole board members voted in favor of granting parole to Mr. Humble, one of the members voted against parole. Decisions of the parole board must be unanimous. As a result, the board denied Mr. Humble’s application. As of today, the defendant has served a total of 53 years in prison for committing the two murders.