May 13, 2013 2:35 PM
PHILADELPHIA- A Philadelphia doctor accused of performing illegal, late-term abortions in a filthy clinic has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive.
He was acquitted in the death of a fourth baby.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was also found guilty of involuntary... more »
May 2, 2013 12:03 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to capital murder, admitting that he slit his 2-year-old son's throat to avoid paying $4,000 in overdue child support. The Times-Picayune reports Danny Platt was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. The only promise prosecutor Robert Moore made him... more »
May 1, 2013 4:07 PM
NEW ORLEANS - William "Billy" Bretherton's attorney says the star of the A&E reality TV show "Billy the Exterminator" has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing synthetic marijuana. Allyn Stroud says Bretherton was put on probation for a year and prosecutors dropped charges against his wife. Billy and... more »
April 15, 2013 3:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - The man accused of calling in a bomb threat to LSU entered his plea in a Baton Rouge courtroom Monday.
William Bouvay pleaded guilty to charges of communicating of false information of a planned bombing on school property and habitual offender.
Bouvay made the call... more »
April 9, 2013 9:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 24-year-old Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2009 shooting death of his first cousin. Rodriquez Wynn was scheduled to stand trial Monday on a second-degree murder charge in the slaying of 19-year-old Rondo Putman in Scotlandville. Prosecutor David deBlieux said Wynn pleaded... more »
March 28, 2013 7:32 PM
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK- An investigation led to a guilty plea by a former media director of Syracuse University's athletics department for secretly videotaping football players and other male athletes in locker rooms. Roger Springfield admitted to one count of unlawful surveillance and will get 10 years probation. He's a former... more »
March 14, 2013 2:16 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Trevor Reese, the teen accused of killing an 8-year-old boy almost three years ago, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges today after he dropped his insanity defense.
Reese was scheduled to go to trial Monday on first-degree murder charges. A date for a sentencing hearing has... more »
March 11, 2013 7:27 PM
TRENTON, N.J.- A New Jersey state trooper pleaded guilty to altering the license plate on his patrol car to cover up his role in escorting a caravan of sports cars doing 100 miles per hour. A second trooper in the case is trying to enroll in a pretrial intervention program... more »
March 1, 2013 8:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS- A 42-year-old New Orleans man has been convicted of battery for pouring boiling grits on his wife, then hitting her in the head with the pot. The Times-Picayune reports Arthur Porter was found guilty of aggravated second-degree battery, for the grits, and simple battery, for the beating with... more »
February 20, 2013 2:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has pleaded not guilty to charges he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities in exchange for helping contractors secure millions of dollars in work for the city.
A 21-count indictment last month accuses Nagin of accepting more than $200,000 in... more »
February 17, 2013 10:32 AM
MONROE - A change of plea hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a man charged in Louisiana with trying use a fraudulent Social Security number to obtain a drivers license and identification documents. William Lyman Agnew is scheduled to charge his plea to guilty in U.S. District Court in Monroe. He... more »
February 7, 2013 7:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old from Baker has admitted his involvement in a January 2012 shooting outside the Mall of Louisiana that injured two teenage bystanders. Michael L. Burrell pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder and was sentenced to two years... more »
February 7, 2013 6:40 AM
NEW YORK - A 21-year-old Bangladesh native accused of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from the plot. A plea hearing in federal court in Brooklyn is scheduled on Thursday for Quazi Nafis. He was charged in... more »
January 31, 2013 7:29 PM
Country singer Randy Travis pleaded guilty to drunk driving in a case from last summer where he was found naked after he crashed in Texas. He got two years of probation, fined $2,000 and must spend time in an alcohol treatment center. He could have gotten a year in jail... more »
January 31, 2013 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - James M. Bernhard III has pleaded guilty in Baton Rouge federal court to one count of wire fraud and admitted that he schemed to divert over $453,000 of his former law firm's money to his personal use. The Advocate reports Bernhard told Chief U.S. District Judge Brian... more »
January 14, 2013 9:03 AM
LAKE CHARLES - A former state court judge has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft in 14th Judicial District Court.
62-year-old Greg Lyons of Lake Charles faced 13 counts, but pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of theft over $500 and was sentenced to five years' probation and... more »
January 8, 2013 7:26 PM
A former beauty queen who was one of the highest profile participants in the Vancouver, Canada Stanley Cup riots in 2011 pleaded guilty for her role. Sophie Laboissooiere took part in the riot after the Vancouver Canucks lost in the National Hockey League final. She was not in court when... more »
January 3, 2013 12:47 PM
JACKSON, Miss. - A sixth man has pleaded guilty in connection with racially motivated attacks by young whites against blacks in Jackson. Joseph Paul Dominick, 21, of Brandon pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit a hate crime. He faces up to five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Carlton... more »
December 10, 2012 4:27 PM
CLINTON- Brett Gerald changed his "not guilty" plea to a "guilty" plea moments before his trial was scheduled to begin in East Feliciana Parish today.
It happened in front of a packed courtroom. Family members of seven victims who were killed during the May drunk driving crash were in... more »
December 10, 2012 9:51 AM
CLINTON - Brett Gerald pleaded guilty to seven counts of vehicular homicide Monday morning.
Gerald's sentence will be determined on March 12. A pre-sentence investigation and report is being conducted.
He faces a minimum of five years for each count.
No reduction in charges or plea bargain... more »
December 7, 2012 12:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Officials say an investigation by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' Fraud and Recovery Unit has led to two women pleading guilty to receiving nearly $30,000 in ineligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Officials say Katrina Howard of Winnsboro illegally obtained benefits from April 2008... more »
December 5, 2012 12:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A businessman charged with plotting to bribe an unidentified former New Orleans public official has pleaded guilty. Rodney Williams entered the plea Wednesday to bribery conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court. Court papers don't name the city official, but his tenure matches former Mayor Ray Nagin's term... more »
December 4, 2012 10:24 AM
ABBEVILLE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Vermilion Parish jury has found a former Delcambre police officer guilty of sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping. Caldwell said in a news release Tuesday that Friday's conviction of 53-year-old Ernest Billiot stemmed from a 2008 incident in which Billiot abused his... more »
November 30, 2012 3:28 PM
BELLE CHASSE - Two men have pleaded guilty to a Louisiana fishing violation after authorities said fins from hundreds of sharks were found aboard their vessel. Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 37-year-old Rick Nguyen of Buras and 29-year-old Hung Anh Tiet of Dallas pleaded guilty Thursday to concealing... more »
November 15, 2012 4:38 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans trombonist Glen David Andrews has pleaded guilty to domestic violence by strangulation and aggravated assault. The Times-Picayune reports the 32-year-old Andrews entered the plea Thursday to charges stemming from physical confrontations in April and May involving a 33-year-old woman the musician dated on and off.... more »
October 23, 2012 11:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - Two people entered guilty pleas today in Baton Rouge in connection with the killing of a man who was later found dumped in Livingston Parish a year ago.
Jean Paul Creppel, 34, and Danielle Palermo, 26, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery charges in the... more »
October 17, 2012 5:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 25-year-old Houma man arrested for alleged oyster and boating violations has pleaded guilty to 18 earlier charges. Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says Danny T. Billiot Jr. was sentenced to six months in jail and... more »
September 25, 2012 10:19 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Aaron Broussard, who rode a populist wave to power as president of Jefferson Parish, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal corruption charges.
The pleas to conspiracy and theft charges resolve a case in which prosecutors charged Broussard abused his power as president of the New Orleans suburb.... more »
September 20, 2012 7:36 PM
Members of an Amish breakaway group in Ohio were found guilty of hate crimes for beard and hair cutting attacks in a dispute over religious differences. Their leader, Samuel Mullet Sr. and his family members, were among 16 people who were on trial in Cleveland. They all face prison terms... more »
September 13, 2012 2:39 PM
GONZALES - Jurors found a Carville man guilty of kidnapping, rape and murder for the 1990 killing of an Ascension Parish woman.
Tolbert Morris, 56, was accused of abducting 18-year-old Tammy Bowers and raping her before killing her.
The jury returned guilty verdicts for the charges of second-degree... more »
August 17, 2012 4:54 PM
LAFAYETTE - Brandon Scott Lavergne arrived at Angola state prison this afternoon, beginning his life sentence for murdering Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate.
Lavergne pleaded guilty this morning to both murders in exchange for the life sentence. Prosecutors said inmates at the jail he had been booked into were... more »
August 17, 2012 11:39 AM
LAFAYETTE - Brandon Scott Lavergne pleaded guilty this morning to charges he murdered Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate, according to a Lafayette TV station.
Lavergne pleaded guilty in exchange for life in prison, according to KATC-TV. They said he was also required by police to show them where he... more »
August 16, 2012 7:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge couple faces possible prison time for a scheme that federal prosecutors say defrauded Medicare of $470,386 through bogus billings for power wheelchairs and other medical equipment neither requested nor needed by beneficiaries.
Young Anyanwu pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of health care... more »
August 1, 2012 2:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - A federal jury found Denham Springs businessman Kevin Calmes guilty of most of the counts against him in his money laundering trial today.
The jury found Calmes guilty on five of the eight counts against him, including money laundering. Both he and his business, Calmes Motorsports,... more »
July 18, 2012 5:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans rapper who pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm and conspiring to obstruct justice has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Christopher Dorsey, known as "BG," also was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan to three years of supervised release following... more »
July 18, 2012 11:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans city councilman pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal criminal charge of misusing federal money intended to help a nonprofit organization after Hurricane Katrina and diverting some of it to one of his political campaigns. Jon Johnson, who is 63, faces up to 5 years... more »
July 3, 2012 5:20 PM
AMARILLO, Texas - A federal judge in Texas has found a JetBlue Airways pilot who left the cockpit during a flight and screamed about terrorists not guilty by reason of insanity. The judge's Tuesday ruling came during a bench trial for Clayton F. Osbon.
It noted he suffered from... more »
July 2, 2012 3:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities said a former deputy insurance commissioner will plead guilty to racketeering charges as part of the undercover FBI investigation "Operation: Blighted Officials"
The U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge accused Richard L. Chambers, Sr., of LaPlace with racketeering and forfeiture in a Bill... more »
June 26, 2012 6:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - As an accused drunk driver entered not guilty pleas on vehicular homicide, injury and second offense drunk driving charges.
In Judge Mike Erwin's courtroom, friends of the victims were shocked.
" I truly thought that he would plead guilty. It's hard for me to understand... more »
June 25, 2012 12:34 PM
AMITE - A former secretary and clek pleaded guilty today in Amite to embezzling nearly $1.9 million from a juvenile justice program.
Brenda Bickford, 61, of Hammond pleaded guilty to theft and fraud charges in district court. She admitted she took the money from the Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice... more »
June 25, 2012 10:59 AM
AMITE - The state Attorney General's Office said a former secretary is scheduled to plead guilty today to charges she stole more than $2 million from a juvenile justice commission over nine years.
A spokesperson said Brenda Bickford is scheduled to enter the plea this morning to theft and... more »
June 21, 2012 8:04 PM
A jury in Baton Rouge convicted Leandre Bell on all counts in the murder of the brother-in-law of former Police Chief, Jeff LeDuff. Stay tuned to WBRZ for the latest details on News 2 after the NBA Finals. more »
June 21, 2012 7:05 AM
BATON ROUGE - A federal court jury has convicted a Baton Rouge man on six tax charges that carry possible penalties of as much as 18 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines.
Ray Carr said Wednesday he will ask the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to... more »
June 13, 2012 2:52 PM
Former Alcohol Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter has pleaded not guilty to 42 counts against him in Federal Court.
He faces charges for making false statements, aggravated identity theft and computer fraud. A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow after there was some confusion over his attorney.
His current... more »
June 6, 2012 7:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - An Illinois-based seafood distributor has pleaded guilty in Louisiana to conspiring to mislabel commercially-sold shrimp. Federal prosecutors say Worldwide Shrimp Company, of Highland Park, entered the plea Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey in New Orleans. Court documents say the company distributed shrimp to supermarkets, retail... more »
June 6, 2012 6:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge tax preparer has been convicted on 22 counts of bank fraud, assisting the preparation of false tax returns, impeding the Internal Revenue Service and money laundering.
A jury of seven women and five men returned a decision in the two-week trial after approximately... more »
June 4, 2012 7:41 PM
An American accountant who traveled the world pleaded guilty in New York to giving technical support to al-Qaida. Sabirhan Hasanoff faces up to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors say he was paid $50,000 to use his computer skills to do various tasks for al-Qaida. A second man is accused of... more »
May 3, 2012 2:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Federal prosecutors say a former BP engineer was arrested last week because they feared he would leave the country for a job in Australia and not return. The engineer pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he deleted text messages to a supervisor and a contractor to prevent them... more »
April 27, 2012 7:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - Prosecutor say four people have pleaded guilty in Baton Rouge federal court to a charge that they participated in a Medicare-fraud conspiracy that resulted in fraudulent billings that totaled as much as $225 million over nearly seven years. Baton Rouge residents Teryl C. Vincent, Todd D. Ulmer... more »
April 26, 2012 8:42 AM
A Baton Rouge man has been found guilty in federal court of possessing illegal drugs and weapons. Reginald G. Youngblood possessed 79 hydrocodone pills and 200 grams of marijuana with plans to sell it. He also still faces state murder charges in the deaths of Charles Matthews and Darryl Milton... more »
April 24, 2012 7:31 AM
AMITE - A state district judge found Tangipahoa Parish Councilman Michael Pettito guilty on two counts of malfeasance related to a land deal. The verdict came at the end of a 4 1/2 hour trial on Monday in which District Attorney Scott Perrilloux argued that a 2006 council resolution proposed... more »
April 23, 2012 3:15 PM
ANCHORAGE - Rocker Ted Nugent is scheduled for a Tuesday court hearing in Alaska and expected to plead guilty to transporting a black bear he illegally killed. The conservative activist signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors that was filed Friday in U.S. District Court. The plea agreement says Nugent... more »
April 6, 2012 6:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A Mississippi man who worked as manager on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico has pleaded guilty to lying about testing on a key safety device. Forty-nine-year-old Donald Hudson, of Walnut Grove, Miss., faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison following his guilty... more »
March 22, 2012 7:24 AM
JACKSON, Miss. - A white teenager pleaded guilty to murder and a hate crime Wednesday for running over a black man with his pickup truck in a killing a judge called a stain on Mississippi that will take years to fade. Nineteen-year-old Deryl Dedmon apologized to the victim's family before... more »
March 20, 2012 6:20 AM
ALEXANDRIA - A former Pineville church youth minister has pleaded guilty to four counts of forcible rape.
District Judge Tom Yeager sentenced Angelo Golatt Monday to four concurrent prison terms of 40 years.
Golatt's attorney, Robert Malone of Pineville, refused to give a statement after the sentencing. Golatt... more »
March 16, 2012 8:35 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a Covington developer has admitted conspiring to get mortgages for bad loan risks. They say the plot was uncovered during investigation of the federal bank bailout program. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 43-year-old Troy Fouquet pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to... more »
March 14, 2012 2:52 PM
BOSTON - The longtime girlfriend of former Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has pleaded guilty to helping him evade capture during 16 years on the run. In a deal with prosecutors, Catherine Greig pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to... more »
March 9, 2012 7:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman has pleaded guilty to making false statements to firearms dealers in purchasing six guns.
28-year-old Irna Lacayo faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of the four counts to which she pleaded guilty on... more »
March 9, 2012 6:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The operator of a cargo ship has pleaded guilty in New Orleans to violating federal pollution laws and obstruction of justice. A plea agreement entered Thursday calls for Athens, Greece-based Odysea Carriers to pay a $1.2 million criminal penalty. A community service organization in Louisiana would receive... more »
March 7, 2012 2:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The wife of a former police officer who helped cover up deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina has pleaded guilty to submitting a fraudulent claim for money from BP's oil spill compensation fund. Rokeisha Barrios faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in... more »
March 6, 2012 6:59 AM
ALEXANDRIA - A 26-year-old Pineville man has pleaded guilty to three counts of simple arson for burning U.S. flags last year in Alexandria. The defendant, Ahmed Cathy Khaled, told the judge that he shouldn't have listened to the voices in his head brought on by not taking medication for schizophrenia.... more »
February 29, 2012 6:47 AM
SHREVEPORT - Federal prosecutors say the son of a father-son team running a wastewater treatment facility has pleaded guilty to illegally discharging pollutants. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 28-year-old Cody Tuma pleaded guilty Tuesday to discharging untreated wastewater into the Red River without a permit in violation of the... more »
February 23, 2012 11:35 AM
NEW ORLEANS- Two women who worked as analysts on Louisiana's home elevation grant program have pleaded guilty to plotting to sell the names of residents eligible for Hurricane Katrina grants. Wanda Acker Williams and Brianna LaFrance face maximum sentences of five years in prison and $250,000 fines following their guilty... more »
February 10, 2012 7:25 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A defense lawyer says an Uzbek national charged with supporting terrorism in a plot to kill President Barack Obama will plead guilty in federal court in Alabama. Court records show 22-year-old Ulugbek Kodirov is scheduled for a hearing Friday afternoon in Birmingham. Kodirov was indicted last year... more »
February 10, 2012 4:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana tax preparer has pleaded guilty to preparing and filing false income tax returns for his customers. Sixty-year-old James W. Nelson, of LaPlace, also pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge he failed to pay more than $21,000 in taxes on his own income. Federal prosecutors say... more »
February 9, 2012 11:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - An attorney for former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson pleaded not guilty for his client to a simple battery charge.
It stems from a bar fight near LSU that happened Aug. 19.
Jefferson and another football player were arrested following the fight.
Jefferson was originally... more »
February 9, 2012 3:31 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Muslim convert from Brooklyn who ran a website that posted threats against the creators of the television show "South Park" for supposedly insulting the prophet Muhammad is expected to enter a guilty plea. Jesse Curtis Morton, also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad, was charged last year... more »
January 18, 2012 10:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Houston jury found former Southern University Athletic Director Greg LaFleur not guilty of soliciting sex from an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute.
LaFleur's attorney Jed Silverman said a six-person jury listened to testimony from prosecutors and Greg LaFleur before acquitting LaFleur after deliberating... more »
January 14, 2012 11:04 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. - A New Iberia woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling nearly $400,000 from a bank where she worked as a customer service representative.
Brandy Z. Rogers, 32, faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison after her guilty plea Friday in Lafayette. Federal... more »
January 13, 2012 7:08 AM
PORT ALLEN - A 24-year-old Brusly man has pleaded guilty to one count of obscenity after authorities caught him on camera peeking into his 16-year-old neighbor's bedroom window. Charles Kazmir entered his plea Thursday. Col. Richie Johnson, of the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, says Brusly police set up an... more »
January 6, 2012 3:14 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 25-year-old inmate at the federal prison in Oakdale has pleaded guilty to making threats against President Barack Obama and his family. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Thursday that Carlton Norah entered the plea to one count of making a threat against the president... more »
January 4, 2012 7:20 AM
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say a Houston man who had used a hotel business center to post online ads offering a woman for prostitution faces up to 10 years in prison. Jerald Bland pleaded guilty Tuesday to transportation of a woman for commercial sex. Sentencing is March 20 for Bland,... more »
December 13, 2011 2:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Greek shipping company has pleaded guilty in New Orleans to federal charges that crew members aboard one of its cargo ships covered up illegal discharges of oil waste. The terms of Tuesday's plea deal call for Ilios Shipping Company to pay a $2 million criminal... more »
December 9, 2011 2:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Police Department has suspended an officer convicted of lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. Officer Ronald Mitchell had been reassigned to desk duty following his indictment last year on federal charges of obstruction of justice... more »
December 8, 2011 2:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans rapper B.G., an original member of the late-1990s rap group Hot Boys, has pleaded guilty in a gun case that may lead to 40 years behind bars. The rapper, whose real name is Christopher Dorsey, pleaded guilty Wednesday to being a felon in possession of... more »
December 4, 2011 10:36 AM
AMITE, La.- A Baton Rouge man pleaded guilty to multiple counts in connection with a wreck that caused severe injuries to a 19-year-old Tickfaw man, according to the Tangipahoa Parish district attorney's office.
Samuel W. Lucius, 34, was sentenced to five years for first-degree vehicular negligent injuring and 15... more »
November 29, 2011 11:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Torrence Hatch, aka Lil Boosie, pleaded guilty this morning to charges he smuggled contraband into two different prisons he was held in while awaiting trial on murder charges.
Hatch was sentenced to eight years hard labor for the charges, with credit for time served.
"Torrence... more »
November 16, 2011 4:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman from Mississippi plead guilty to animal cruelty in a Baton Rouge court earlier today. Jean Norton could face up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine for the crime.
Norton is the president of Choctaw Ridge Farms, an animal rescue operation in... more »
November 12, 2011 10:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says dozens of dead animals found in Ouachita and Richland parishes turned out to have been poisoned with insecticide, and a West Monroe man faces six months of house arrest after pleading guilty.
Court records show U.S. District Judge Robert... more »
November 10, 2011 11:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge sentenced two daycare workers today after they pleaded guilty to negligent homicide for the death of a child in their care back in 2009.
Kyandrea Thomas and Michelle Veals were both given a five-year suspended sentence with five years probation as part... more »
November 7, 2011 3:04 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California jury has reached a guilty verdict in the involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray. Murray showed little emotion, as the verdict was read Monday afternoon.
Prosecutors depicted Murray as a reckless physician who abandoned Jackson while he was under the... more »
October 12, 2011 3:11 PM
JACKSON, Miss. - Two Louisiana inmates have pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they kidnapped and killed an Ohio businessman in Mississippi after escaping from a prison work program.
Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian "Drake" Pierce could face the death penalty, if convicted.
They were indicted Sept. 8... more »
October 4, 2011 2:16 PM
ALEXANDRIA, La. - A Tioga preacher and psychiatric hospital social worker charged with 473 counts of sex crimes against a young female relative has pleaded guilty to four.
64-year-old Holland Farrell McMorris has pleaded guilty to aggravated incest, attempted aggravated rape, molestation of a juvenile and sexual battery.
... more »
September 20, 2011 2:22 PM
MONROE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 22-year-old West Monroe man has admitted shooting a bald eagle found beheaded near Winnsboro in April.
Spokesman Adam Einck says Jeffrey M. Miles pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Monroe to one count of violating the Bald... more »
September 7, 2011 5:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Attorney General's office says a Baton Rouge man was convicted as part of a counterfeit goods case.
Millions of dollars in merchandise was seized earlier this year from vendors at the #1 Outlet Mall in Baton Rouge.
The AG's office reports Demba Kane plead... more »
August 15, 2011 7:21 PM
A man who pleaded guilty to trying to illegally export missile parts to Iran from the U.S. is going to federal prison for four years. Davoud Baniameri attempted to buy parts from a company in Illinois that was controlled by law enforcement. The U.S. Attorney in Chicago says Baniameri endangered... more »
June 28, 2011 11:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sanchez Brumfield, the man sitting on death row for the murder of Aaron Arnold, pleaded guilty today to first-degree murder in exchange for a life sentence.
A previous jury convicted him for being the getaway driver in the 2006 Olive Garden shooting.
... more »