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A woman who lost her brother when he was killed in 1994 said she was unaware that the man who killed her brother was released from prison.

Patricia Ceasar-Isidore told WWL that she was not told that one of the suspects who shot her brother, Mitchell Ceasar, in April of 1994, was released from prison 25 years later. Court records obtained by the news station state that Ceasar was shot more than five times during the incident.

George Gilliam, one of the suspects, turned himself in when he was 16-years-old. Gilliam also told authorities that his brother, Weldon Williams, who was a New Orleans Police Department officer, shot Ceasar and another man, according to the court records obtained by the news station.

In Gilliam’s statement, he admitted that he picked up Ceasar and another man because of an attempted burglary of cocaine. Gilliam said he fired his gun into…

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