Judge keeps life sentence, no parole for Louding
BATON ROUGE - A judge called Michael Louding "rotten to the core" Friday when she affirmed her decision to sentence him to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the death of Terry Boyd in 2009.
Judge Trudi White rejected a request from Louding's defense attorneys to allow him to seek parole in 35 years. They claimed because Louding was a juvenile when he committed the killings he should receive a softer penalty, and that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
A jury convicted Louding of Boyd's murder in April 2013. Prosecutors claimed he killed Boyd and five others on the orders of local rapper Torrence Hatch, also known as Lil Boosie, and told investigators that Hatch paid him for the hit. Another jury acquitted Hatch of those allegations in 2012, but he's still behind bars for drug charges.
During his original sentencing White called Louding "cold blooded" and said Hatch used him and threw him away like tissue. On Friday, she gave him a Bible before keeping his original sentencing intact.
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