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NEWORLEANS-- Police arrested a man who the NOPD called a 'career criminal' and booked him with a second-degree murder charge in the death of a woman whose body was found in the Lower 9th Ward.

Briceson Carter, 29, was arrested Friday. According to police, he is believed to be the man who shot Brandy Keenan, 38, multiple times and then left her body in a vacant lot in the 2600 block of Choctaw Street.

Carter was already in Orleans Parish Prison when Homicide Detective Michael McCleery booked Carter with second-degree murder, according to police.

Keenan's partially decomposed body was discovered the morning of Oct. 17, after neighbors called police to report they had spotted something suspicious, police said.

Interviews, surveillance video from the area, and tips from a person who knew Keenan led detectives to Carter.

According to police, Carter's rap sheet has 17 felony arrests, including an arrest for second-degree murder and 14 misdemeanor arrests.

'One victim of crime is one too many. This suspect obviously made a practice of victimizing people. I commend the NOPD team- from the crime lab techs to the homicide division- for their dedication to making this case and arresting this career criminal,' Superintendent Ronal Serpas said.

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