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Trial postponed in Taser death case

4 years ago August 19, 2010 Aug 19, 2010 Thursday, August 19 2010 Thursday, August 19, 2010 4:01:33 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Andrea Fontenot

The trial has been postponed for a former Louisiana police officer accused of repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a stun gun before he died.

In January 2008, former Winnfield police officer Scott Nugent allegedly shocked 21-year-old Baron
Pikes nine times with a 50,000-volt Taser while arresting him.

Pikes' death was ruled a homicide.

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