Slain federal prosecutor grew up in Mott Haven

While federal authorities and police in two states lead a nationwide hunt for the killer of federal prosecutor Jonathan Luna, his ties to Mott Haven are remembered.

As a law student in 1991, Luna penned a letter to the New York Times editor saying he was offended at the title of a series of articles the paper did on his home town, referring to the Mott Haven section as "Life at the Bottom."

Luna was currently prosecuting a case against Baltimore rapper Deon Lionnel Smith--known to his fans as Papi Jenkinz--and Walter Oriley Poindexter. The pair are accused of running a violent drug ring from their record studio, Stash House Records.

Luna's body was found Thursday face-down behind a well drilling company in Lancaster, PA, some 70 miles from Baltimore.

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