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  • High school student dies after attack at school Play Video

    August 27, 2014 8:40 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A student at Natchitoches Central High School has died after he was beaten during a fight. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith. Smith was attacked in what police are calling a random act of violence. He was air lifted to the hospital following the... more »
  • Cops: NYC woman said she stepped on tot, who died

    August 24, 2014 5:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities say a New York City woman charged with killing a toddler in her care told police she threw the boy to the floor and stepped on him three times. Athena Skeeter was arraigned Sunday on charges of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. According... more »
  • Court examines charges in 2010 BP disaster deaths

    July 8, 2014 11:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court is set to decide whether to reinstate some of the charges against two BP employees in a manslaughter case arising from the death of 11 workers in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. BP well site leaders Robert... more »
  • Mother pleads guilty to child's 2002 death

    February 10, 2014 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman has pleaded guilty of manslaughter in the death of her newborn baby in 2002. Joann King, 30, was given a 10-year suspended sentence and five years of home incarceration. She was indicted in December 2012 on second degree murder charges in... more »
  • Guilty plea by officer in 2012 drug raid death

    August 16, 2013 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a drug raid that ended in the death of a 20-year-old unarmed man. The plea from Officer Joshua Colclough was accepted Friday in New Orleans criminal court.... more »
  • BP rig supervisors challenge manslaughter counts

    May 31, 2013 10:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two BP rig supervisors charged in the deaths of 11 workers in the Deepwater Horizon disaster claim the manslaughter counts in their indictment must be dismissed because they don't apply to conduct on a foreign-owned vessel operating outside U.S. territory. Court filings Thursday by Robert Kaluza and... more »
  • Pittman receives 20 year sentence for manslaughter

    May 9, 2013 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge formally sentenced Adrian Pittman today to 20 years in prison for his part in a 2009 murder involving "Marlo" Michael Louding. Pittman pleaded guilty to manslaughter in November after cutting a deal with prosecutors to testify against Louding. A jury found Louding guilty... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in slaying of first cousin

    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 »
  • Judge OKs $4B BP oil spill criminal settlement

    January 29, 2013 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP agreed in November to... more »
  • Man sentenced for shooting man in wheelchair

    January 24, 2013 8:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A 23-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for gunning down a man in a wheelchair during a drive-by shooting in October 2010. The Times-Picayune reports Derrick Allen was sentenced Wednesday to 15-year in prison and avoided a March trial on a charge of second-degree murder,... more »
  • Search expands to other cities for escapee

    January 2, 2013 3:16 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Authorities expanded search efforts for a woman convicted of manslaughter who escaped from a state prison in St. Gabriel. State corrections officials said they've called in U. S. Marshals to help find Keana Barnes, 33, after her escape from the La. Correctional Institute for Women early... more »
  • Woman who escaped prison has run before Play Video

    January 1, 2013 5:56 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Authorities said the woman who escaped overnight from a state prison in St. Gabriel was serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter, and offered a reward for information leading to her capture. St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau said 33-year-old Keana Barnes climbed over a fence at the... more »
  • Escaped prisoner was serving manslaughter sentence

    January 1, 2013 11:45 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - Authorities said the woman who escaped overnight from a state prison in St. Gabriel was serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter, and offered a reward for information leading to her capture. St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau said 33-year-old Keana Barnes climbed over a fence at... more »
  • Man charged in crash that killed 5 kids, 1 adult

    January 1, 2013 8:41 AM

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. - Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell says a man has been charged with six felony counts of DUI manslaughter after the weekend crash of a sport utility vehicle that killed his five children and one adult in the vehicle. Waddell told The Associated Press by telephone that... more »
  • Bond lowered for Cowboy Brent, must wear monitor

    December 18, 2012 10:24 AM

    DALLAS - A judge has ordered Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent to wear an electronic monitor while free on an intoxication manslaughter charge in a car crash that killed a teammate. A judge modified conditions for his continued release and lowered bond from $500,000 to $100,000 during Brent's Tuesday... more »
  • Count upholds manslaughter conviction

    November 7, 2012 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An appellate court has affirmed the manslaughter conviction and 40-year prison sentence for Greg Harris in the brutal stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge office. The Advocate reports a three-judge panel of the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal, however,... more »
  • School aide fired after call about '65 killing

    October 24, 2012 12:30 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa teacher's aide has been fired after school officials learned she was the member of an Indianapolis family who tortured and killed a girl in the basement of their home in 1965. BCLUW school district superintendent Ben Petty says Paula Pace was fired by the... more »
  • Guilty pleas entered in killing

    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 »
  • Soldier with hiccups allegedly killed by soldier

    September 26, 2012 12:42 PM

    KILLEEN, TX - A Texas man was reportedly trying to help cure a friend's case of the hiccups. But police say the Fort Hood soldier's efforts went terribly wrong. Police say the men were drinking alcohol and watching football on Sunday night, when Private First Class Isaac Young got... more »
  • Policeman charged with manslaughter of unarmed man

    August 16, 2012 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans policeman has been charged with manslaughter of an unarmed man killed by an officer who was searching his mother's house for marijuana. An email from Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says a grand jury indicted Joshua Colclough on Thursday with manslaughter of... more »
  • DA's Office recuses itself from manslaughter case Play Video

    July 25, 2012 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man from Mandeville and charged him with manslaughter after a fight in Baton Rouge where the victim later died. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police arrested Jeryet Bourg, 26, in suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the death of Christopher Dimattia, 36,... more »
  • Prostitute murder suspect served time for manslaughter

    October 3, 2011 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man arrested Monday for strangling a prostitute to death with shoe strings served 12 years for manslaughter after pleading guilty to strangling another woman to death in Livingston Parish in 1997. Kevin Broadway is facing first-degree murder charges in the death of Kristin Granier. Granier's body... more »
  • Records: Shooting suspect killed previous wife

    September 19, 2011 12:08 PM

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Court records show a Florida man who authorities say shot two ministers after killing his wife had pleaded guilty to killing a previous wife. Jeremiah Fogle is charged with first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder after Sunday's shootings at a Lakeland church. Authorities... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to killing Mississippi white supremacist

    July 28, 2011 12:55 PM

    BRANDON, Miss. - An ex-convict has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the grisly killing of a white supremacist in Mississippi. Vincent McGee had been charged with capital murder after Richard Barrett's body was found beaten, stabbed 16 times and burned in his home in April 2010. The 23-year-old... more »
  • Woman receives 40 years in deaths of 2 neighbors

    May 24, 2011 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A Baton Rouge woman who claimed to have discovered the bodies of two neighbors in their mobile home in 2007 has been sentenced in their stabbing deaths. Linda Sharee Jones, who was scheduled to stand trial Monday on two counts of second-degree murder, pleaded guilty... more »
  • BR man charged with manslaughter in grandmother's death

    May 12, 2011 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have upgraded charges against a Baton Rouge man accused of throwing his grandmother down hard enough to kill her. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Kendrick Montrell Johnson, 19, was arrested on May 3 and accused of grabbing and throwing his grandmother Joyce Pointer, 61, to the... more »
  • Greg Harris convicted of manslaughter

    April 9, 2011 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It took jurors three and a half hours to convict Greg Harris of manslaughter at district court this evening. Harris killed his wife, Chiquita Tate, in her downtown law office more than two years ago. Though, it was a verdict that drew disappointment from both sides of... more »
  • Hickman gets 15 years for stabbing girl to death

    March 28, 2011 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A district judge sentenced 18-year-old India Hickman to 15 years in prison for stabbing another girl to death during a fight last year in Baton Rouge. Hickman had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of 15-year-old Eltonique Clark during a fight in... more »
  • Hickman pleads guilty in deadly Brookstown stabbing

    January 27, 2011 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An 18-year-old pleaded guilty today to stabbing another girl to death during a fight last year in Baton Rouge. India Hickman entered the plea today before Judge Jackson in district court. She had been accused of manslaughter in the death of 15-year-old Eltonique Clark during a fight... more »
  • Man arrested in deadly Christmas Day shooting

    December 27, 2010 2:47 PM

    LETTSWORTH – Authorities in Pointe Coupee Parish have arrested one person in a deadly Christmas Day shooting. 25-year-old Timothy Gordon is accused of Manslaughter in the shooting of his half-brother, 47-year-old Kevin Laneheart. Investigators say during an argument at a family gathering in Lettsworth, Laneheart threatened to kill several people... more »
  • Jan Waters receives 20-year sentence for manslaughter

    December 16, 2010 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A district judge today sentenced Jan Waters, who was convicted of killing her wealthy ex-husband, to twenty years in prison with credit for time served. Waters had pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the 2004 shooting death of Alan Waters, and the sentence was part of that... more »
  • Manslaughter in mix for ex-cop in Katrina shootings

    December 6, 2010 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A jury will be allowed to consider whether a former New Orleans police officer committed murder or manslaughter when he fatally shot a man during Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk said Monday that he will instruct jurors they can consider the less serious charge... more »
  • Darrow man convicted by judge in fatal shooting

    November 2, 2010 6:09 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A Darrow man was convicted of manslaughter in the deadly shooting of his co-worker outside a Burnside grocery store almost two years ago. At trial, Renaldo Claiborne claimed self-defense in the Dec. 12, 2008, shooting that killed 50-year-old Alcee Miller of Darrow. Defense attorney Pegram Mire Jr. said... more »
  • Ex-officer Nugent not guilty in Taser death case

    October 29, 2010 4:10 PM

    WINNFIELD - After three hours of deliberation, a state court jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial of a former Winnfield Police officer accused of applying eight Taser shocks to a handcuffed man who later died. Friday's verdict clears Scott Nugent in the death of Baron... more »
  • Friends, family react to Jan Waters' guilty plea

    October 25, 2010 9:43 PM

    Friends and family of Alan Waters said justice has been served after six years of waiting. Alan was killed in his home in May 2004 and his ex-wife, Jan Waters, was arrested for his murder weeks later. After years of delays, Jan's trial ended before it started with a... more »
  • Jan Waters pleads guilty to manslaughter

    October 25, 2010 11:30 AM

    Six years after being accused of shooting her wealthy ex-husband Alan Waters after a dispute over money and the custody of their children, Jan Waters has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his death. Waters entered the plea this morning in downtown Baton Rouge before jury selection was to begin... more »
  • Jurors hear defendant's statement on Taser death

    October 22, 2010 4:15 AM

    Jurors in the manslaughter trial of ex-cop Scott Nugent have heard the statement made to investigators after a prisoner in his custody was repeatedly shocked and later died. Winn Parish District Attorney Chris Nevils told a jury that the 24-year-old officer used excessive force when he shocked Baron Pikes nine... more »
  • Herman Frazier claims second man involved in 1990 murder

    September 21, 2010 10:37 PM

    One man got 50 years for admitting he was involved in the murder of Tammy Bowers, but today he claimed in court a second man actually beat her to death in a case that rocked Ascension Parish two decades ago. Tammy Bowers was murdered on her 19th birthday. Her body... more »
  • Slaying suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter

    August 18, 2010 6:07 AM

    A 19-year-old man accused of killing an Alexandria resident last year has pleaded guilty to manslaughter before his trial was scheduled to begin. Launey Johnson was facing a second-degree murder charge and two counts of attempted second-degree murder before prosecutors accepted a plea on the lesser charge. Johnson was sentenced... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in 2007 fatal club shooting

    August 13, 2010 5:56 AM

    A 39-year-old man will be sentenced in September after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a fatal 2007 shooting outside a Baton Rouge nightclub. Patrick Ovide of Baton Rouge was charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 18, 2007, shooting death of 29-year-old Randy Wilson of Baton Rouge. Manslaughter is punishable... more »
  • Woman gets jail time for killing boyfriend

    July 28, 2010 8:05 AM

    A 32-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of her boyfriend. Connie Reeb was sentenced to 10 years, with five years suspended on Tuesday. After she leaves prison, she must also serve three years of active probation. Reeb was initially booked with second-degree murder in the... more »
  • Appeals court: Manslaughter conviction stands

    June 10, 2010 7:54 AM

    An appeals court has upheld the manslaughter charge and sentence imposed on Daniel Pegues, who was accused of killing an off-duty sheriff's deputy. Pegues was found guilty in the shooting death of Calcasieu Deputy Alan Inzer. The attorney for Pegues argued that he was denied a fair trial because the... more »
  • Guilty plea by trucker who watched porn before a crash

    May 25, 2010 1:01 PM

    An Ohio truck driver has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after his rig hit a disabled car on a New York highway while his laptop computer streamed pornography. Authorities say Thomas Wallace of Brook Park, Ohio, had little sleep before the Dec. 12 crash on the New York State Thruway... more »
  • Serviceman accused of killing bride's ex-husband

    May 11, 2010 9:08 AM

    A U.S. Air Force serviceman is being held without bond in Opelousas following the shooting death of his bride's ex-husband. Jason Rolls has been booked with manslaughter in the death of Michael Hall. Jason and Twaila Rolls had been married for only a few hours when Hall appeared at their... more »
  • Judge delays manslaughter sentencing

    May 5, 2010 7:28 AM

    Sentencing for a man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter before his attorney gave up his law license to avoid a federal drug conviction has been delayed. Blake Thompson of Ethel pleaded guilty in January to manslaughter in the February 2009 shooting death of 22-year-old Brandon Dixon of Greenwell Springs. Thompson's... more »
  • Man sentenced in double manslaughter in Opelousas

    April 26, 2010 11:33 AM

    A 24-year-old man from Prairieville will serve two 28 year jail terms concurrently after pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter. Blake Cannon Reine was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Opelousas. He fled the scene and led a police officer on a chase. That's when he ran a... more »
  • Man sentenced in double manslaughter

    April 26, 2010 6:49 AM

    A Prairieville man has been sentenced to two concurrent 28-year jail terms after pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter. Police say Blake Cannon Reine was being chased by an Opelousas police officer after leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Opelousas, when Reine ran a red light and... more »
  • Man gets 10-year term in slaying of brother

    April 22, 2010 8:51 AM

    A 19-year-old Lake Charles man accused of stabbing his brother to death last year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Shannon Joseph Wright pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Wright was charged with stabbing his brother, Jimmy Neil Lastrape, during an argument at Wright's home. The victim later died at... more »
  • Men plead guilty in shooting death

    April 22, 2010 7:57 AM

    Two 19-year-old Baton Rouge men have pleaded guilty in the 2007 shooting death of Norberto Hernandez in north Baton Rouge. Victor Tramaine Bradley pleaded guilty to manslaughter and simple robbery, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a suspended consecutive seven-year term on the robbery charge. Desmond Clark... more »
  • Woman sentenced in 2007 killing of Baton Rouge man

    April 21, 2010 5:53 AM

    A Baton Rouge woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison for stabbing an elderly neighbor to death in 2007 and setting his house on fire to destroy evidence. Christine Marie Joseph pleaded guilty to manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the 2007 killing of Louis Booker Jr. Joseph told... more »
  • Appeals court upholds manslaughter sentence

    April 14, 2010 7:59 AM

    The sentence of a Merryville man who beat a man to death in Ragley in 2008 has been upheld. In 2009, Jamey Lynn Stout pleaded guilty to manslaughter, which carries a maximum of 40 years, as part of a plea agreement in state court. Stout was sentenced to 30 years... more »
  • Wife pleads guilty in husband's death

    April 13, 2010 6:50 AM

    A Baton Rouge woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2008 shooting death of her estranged husband. Turishcheva Coleman shot and killed James Coleman during a domestic argument. Manslaughter carries a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, but prosecutors and attorneys have agreed that Coleman's sentence will... more »
  • Man sentenced to 90 years

    March 27, 2010 12:29 PM

    Thomas Frank Cisco Jr., the only person ever arrested in connection with the July 6, 1997, triple slaying at KKs Corner convenience store in Lake Charles, was sentenced to 90 years in prison. Cisco pleaded guilty on Friday to three manslaughter counts, bypassing trial on charges of second-degree murder.... more »
  • Former police officer convicted of manslaughter

    March 24, 2010 11:51 AM

    A former police officer from California faces up to 40 years in prison after a manslaughter conviction in Natchitoches Parish. 42-year-old Shawn Shelton was visiting friends in Louisiana when he met 19-year-old Justin James in 2005. James was later found drugged and unconsious. His death was ruled a... more »
  • Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend during argument

    March 23, 2010 12:18 PM

    East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives arrested a woman Tuesday morning for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend during an argument. Monchelle Austin, 24, of 8656 GSRI Road #B, was arrested and charged with manslaughter. Hysom L. Blunt, 26, died of his injuries. He lived at the same address. Deputies responded... more »
  • Man appeals manslaughter conviction

    March 16, 2010 7:06 AM

    A Thibodaux man serving a 40-year sentence for manslaughter will appear in district court later this month to request an appeal, claiming his attorney inadequately represented him. Steven Butler pleaded guilty more than two years ago to a lessened charge of manslaughter in the stabbing death of Peter Andras Jr.... more »
  • Man gets 40 years in girlfriend's death

    February 3, 2010 7:25 AM

    A 57-year-old Lafayette man has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge after setting his girlfriend on fire in August 2007. Wilbert Clark Jr. was sentenced to 40-years in prison for the death of Sandra Anderson, whom he set on fire at the couple's home. Attorneys for Clark say he poured... more »
  • Man gets 40 years for manslaughter

    January 6, 2010 6:38 AM

    A 44-year-old Baton Rouge man has received the maximum sentence of 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2008 stabbing death of a 36-year-old man. Johnel Matthews was accused in the death of Larry Brown Jr. on June 15, 2008. Authorities say Matthews allegedly stabbed Brown... more »
  • Sentencing set for man in 2008 slaying

    December 17, 2009 7:36 AM

    A 22-year-old Slaughter man is expected to be sentenced between 15 and 40 years to jail after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2008 shooting death of a Zachary man outside a liquor store. Elliott Joseph Howard was charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of Gerald Parker Senior, and... more »
  • Man sentenced in 2006 BR shootings

    October 20, 2009 9:05 AM

    Ezra Peeler, 24, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and attempted murder in two shootings three years ago. Brandon Domino,19, pleaded guilty to attempted murder in one of the shootings and has been sentenced to ten years in prison. Peeler pleaded... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in 2007 manslaughter

    October 15, 2009 8:35 AM

    A 29-year-old Baton Rouge man pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge and was sentenced to 14 years in prison in the 2007 shooting death of a man. Christopher Downs was charged with second-degree murder in the July 29, 2007, slaying of 20-year-old Charles Anthony Okafor Jr. Okafor's family agreed... more »

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