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  • Donaldsonville man sentenced in manslaughter case

    July 26, 2016 11:35 AM

    GONZALES - A 28-year-old man has received a 12-year prison sentence in the shooting death of a Donaldsonville man. Shawn Broom, also of Donaldsonville, pleaded guilty April 26 to manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Michael Stewart on the porch of Donaldsonville home more than a year ago. Broom... more »
  • Man convicted of manslaughter in fatal police crash

    June 24, 2016 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man has been convicted of manslaughter and other charges in a fatal 2014 police chase-related crash. The crash occurred eight hours after an armed robbery, in which Brian White was found guilty in August and later sentenced to 20 years in prison.... more »
  • Baton Rouge teen to be tried in grandmother's death

    May 10, 2016 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state judge has ruled that the granddaughter of an 82-year-old Baton Rouge woman found dead in her wheelchair is competent to stand trial on a manslaughter charge. 19-year-old Lauren Looney was evaluated by a psychiatrist and a psychologist, both of whom determined she was sane when... more »
  • Bourbon St. shooter receives 60-year sentence

    April 4, 2016 10:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Trung Le, convicted of manslaughter in a Bourbon Street shooting that left one person dead and another nine injured, has been sentenced to 60 years in jail. The sentence was handed down Monday in court. Le had been convicted of manslaughter in January by a jury that... more »
  • Accident or crime? VA worker faces trial in patient's death

    March 6, 2016 2:32 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - The manslaughter case against a Department of Veterans Affairs nursing assistant in Louisiana has become fodder for the federal agency's congressional critics. Fredrick Kevin Harris awaits a trial over the May 2013 death of a 70-year-old psychiatric patient, who was fatally injured during an altercation with Harris at... more »
  • DOJ says case against BP supervisors could not meet manslaughter requirement

    December 2, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Department of Justice says the government dropped all manslaughter charges against two BP supervisors in the deadly 2010 Gulf oil spill because circumstances of the case had changed. Department spokesman Peter Carr said Wednesday in a statement that the department determined it could "no longer... more »
  • Change of plea hearing today in oil spill manslaughter case

    December 2, 2015 6:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Court records show a change of plea hearing has been set for one of two defendants charged with manslaughter in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill that killed 11 people. Donald Vidrine is expected to appear in federal court Wednesday. Vidrine and another defendant, Robert Kaluza,... more »
  • Manslaughter charges filed in deadly 2012 platform blast

    November 19, 2015 1:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Justice Department officials say in a statement that a grand jury has indicted two companies on involuntary manslaughter charges and three people with other criminal charges stemming from a deadly 2012 explosion and fire on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. A third... more »
  • Mistakenly released killer arrested in Georgia

    October 2, 2015 1:52 AM

    ATLANTA- Authorities have captured an inmate that was mistakenly let out of a jail earlier this week in Louisiana. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Benjuiel Johnson, 32, just after midnight Friday morning at a motel just outside of Atlanta. Authorities in Georgia said a Gwinett County deputy assigned to... more »
  • Wyoming couple faces charges in 16-year-old son's alcohol death

    September 17, 2015 5:31 PM

    EVANSTON, Wyo. - A Wyoming couple are charged with involuntary manslaughter after authorities say they tried to teach a 16-year-old a lesson by encouraging him to drink and he died of alcohol poisoning. Joseph M. Richardson and Paulette L. Richardson, from the town of Urie in southwestern Wyoming, are... more »
  • Investigators to recommend Jenner face manslaughter

    August 20, 2015 3:21 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Sheriff's investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says investigators found that Jenner was driving "unsafe... more »
  • Man who killed cousin gets 50 years in prison

    August 12, 2015 11:02 AM

    HOUMA - A 35-year-old Houma man convicted of manslaughter last December has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after being billed as a habitual offender. Authorities say Lashawn Smith shot his second cousin, 27-year-old Quincy Smith, in a dispute over drug money on Dec. 31, 2010. Quincy's body was... more »
  • 2014 Thibodaux manslaughter trial set to begin Tuesday

    August 2, 2015 11:59 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. - The trial of a man charged with manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of Larose teenager is to begin Tuesday in Thibodaux. 20-year-old Neely Gardner of Galliano is charged in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Braxton Bourda of Larose. Authorities say Bourda was shot while riding his... more »
  • Reserve deputy turns himself in to face manslaughter charge

    April 14, 2015 10:36 AM

    TULSA, OK - An Oklahoma reserve sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a man who was subdued on the ground has surrendered to authorities. Robert Bates turned himself in Tuesday morning at the Tulsa County Jail. The 73-year-old insurance executive was charged with second-degree manslaughter Monday... more »
  • Man gets 40 years for slaying of elderly man

    February 7, 2015 1:30 PM

    MANSFIELD - A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the slaying of a 79-year-old DeSoto Parish resident. 22-year-old Martavia King of Gloster was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to manslaughter. George Winston, an assistant district attorney, says King agreed to testify against two others charged in... more »
  • DA: case is one of the most horrendous he's seen Play Video

    December 3, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted a mother and daughter Wednesday for manslaughter after their elderly family member died of neglect inside their home. "I have viewed photographs of the autopsy and it's some of the more horrendous ones I've seen in my 40-year career," East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Sentencing Dec. 12 in fatal shooting case

    October 11, 2014 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 16-year-old charged with fatally shooting a 10th-grade classmate in March has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Donte Veals entered the plea Friday during a pre-trial hearing. New Orleans police say 16-year-old Deion Robair was fatally shot March 19 at a house in the Desire neighborhood. Veals initially... more »
  • Charges added in elderly abuse case

    October 4, 2014 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police added charges of manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the case of an elderly relative's death. Joleslie Looney, 53, and Lauren Looney, 17, are suspects in the death of Bessie Looney, 82. Officials say Bessie was found dead in hear wheelchair Monday in... more »
  • 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 »

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