Exclusive: Convicted killer goes to jail after house arrest violation
GONZALES- A convicted killer was sent to jail for 60 days, one hour after his attorney pleaded for a judge not to send him to prison for violating conditions of his house arrest.
Stanley White was visibly shaken when Judge Jessie LeBlanc issued her ruling. He held his head down and his attorney said he was upset.
"He's disappointed," White Attorney Steven Moore said. "However, Stanley is a man who has accepted what the judge has done."
White killed a two-month-old baby in a drunken wreck more than 20 years ago. A paperwork mistake allowed him to roam free after his conviction, when he should have served a two-year jail sentence for his guilty plea to charges of vehicular homicide. It was discovered two years ago that White didn't serve a day of that sentence.
All sides appeared back in court last year and White was sentenced to two years of house arrest. A few months into his sentence, though, the victim's family ran into White at a restaurant and snapped pictures of him complaining about his meal.
Today the family was relieved with the judge's decision to send White to jail.
"It will be two years in May that this journey started for us," Rachel Deville said. "Finally today, we did get 60 days, so that's a piece of victory."
White was only allowed to go to work, church, the doctor or visit with his probation officer. Occasionally, he was also allowed to run errands. His probation officer testified that she never approved his outing to IHOP.
"Stanley White's actions demanded that she take some type of action," Kurt Wall with the Attorney General's Office said. "We are pleased that she decided to put him in jail for 60 days. I think that will send a strong message."
When White gets out of jail he will still be on house arrest. However, he will have to alert his probation officer before he does anything outside the scope of his home incarceration guidelines.
White is scheduled to get out of jail in May. He is eligible for "good time" early release.