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  • Murder-for-hire trial underway in West Baton Rouge

    October 27, 2014 4:53 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An accused hit man and the woman authorities claim hired him to kill her husband faced a Port Allen jury Monday. Monique Kitts and Karl Howard face charges of second-degree murder in the 2010 death of Cory Kitts. Investigators said the victim was shot three... more »
  • Teens accused of killing delivery driver charged as adults

    September 29, 2014 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two juvenile defendants booked in connection with the murder of a pizza delivery driver last week will face first-degree murder charges in adult court. WWL-TV reports that the 16-year-olds, Rendell Brown and Shane Hughes, appeared in state court Monday afternoon after being booked with the first-degree... more »
  • Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, negligent killing Play Video

    September 12, 2014 2:57 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Friday that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, as prosecutors had alleged. She... more »
  • Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

    September 11, 2014 7:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in Oscar Pistorius' trial said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility that the double-amputee Olympian will be convicted of culpable homicide. Judge Thokozile Masipa said she felt... more »
  • Hernandez cousin to plead to contempt charge

    August 12, 2014 7:25 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to plead guilty to a criminal contempt charge in his 2013 murder case. Thirty-eight-year-old Tanya Singleton of Bristol, Connecticut, is due in court on Tuesday. She refused to testify before a grand jury that indicted... more »
  • DA won't seek prison time for Hernandez cousin

    August 11, 2014 8:15 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Massachusetts prosecutors are recommending probation and home confinement instead of prison time for a cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez who is charged with contempt and has said she is dying from cancer. Prosecutors said in a Friday filing they are seeking two years'... more »
  • Final arguments begin in Oscar Pistorius trial

    August 7, 2014 3:35 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Final arguments have begun in the South African murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Thursday that a criminal trial was a "blunt instrument for digging... more »
  • Jury delivers guilty verdict in gas station murder

    July 24, 2014 11:45 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A jury found Marcus Richardson guilty of second-degree murder Thursday in the shooting death of a Brusly High School student in 2012. Jurors were given the case just before noon and deliberated nearly three hours before reaching their verdict. Richardson was accused of killing 18-year-old... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

    July 22, 2014 2:02 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. Lloyd,... more »
  • Heated pre-trial testimony in boy's death Play Video

    July 17, 2014 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pre-trial hearing in the murder of an 8-year-old Baton Rouge boy grew heated at times between witnesses and attorneys Friday. A daycare owner testified she once saw Michael Robertson punch his son Xzayvion Riley multiple times in the chest after he came to pick the... more »
  • Family: Pistorius accosted at nightclub

    July 15, 2014 3:53 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The family of Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee runner recently visited a nightclub with a cousin and was accosted by a man who aggressively questioned him about his murder trial. Anneliese Burgess, a spokeswoman for the Pistorius family, says an argument followed and the athlete, who... more »
  • Pistorius: Prosecutor counters witness objectivity

    July 7, 2014 3:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has challenged the credibility of a physician who testified that the athlete has an anxious nature linked to his disability. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Monday that the defense witness, physician Wayne Derman, could not be objective... more »
  • Physician says Pistorius is a 'paradox'

    July 3, 2014 3:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A physician who has treated Oscar Pistorius has testified at the athlete's murder trial that he is a "paradox" whose racing triumphs contrast sharply with the severe limitations of his disability. Wayne Derman, a professor of sport and exercise medicine at the University of Cape Town,... more »
  • Psych report says Pistorius is traumatized

    July 2, 2014 4:09 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius has said at his murder trial that a psychologist's report concluded the athlete is suffering severe trauma and will become an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to get mental health care. Defense lawyer Barry Roux on Wednesday read excerpts... more »
  • Prosecutors: spilled drink led Hernandez to kill

    May 29, 2014 2:16 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Prosecutors say former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez fatally shot two men because he believed one of them disrespected him when he bumped into him and spilled his drink in a Boston nightclub. Hernandez pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder and other charges in the... more »
  • Pistorius to start mental evaluation next week

    May 20, 2014 3:31 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African judge has ruled that Oscar Pistorius will start a period of psychiatric evaluation at a state institution on Monday. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Tuesday that the double-amputee athlete's murder trial will be postponed until June 30 while he is observed as an outpatient... more »
  • Judge says Pistorius should get psychiatrist test

    May 14, 2014 3:28 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge overseeing the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ordered the double-amputee athlete to undergo psychiatric tests, meaning that the trial proceedings will be delayed. The decision Wednesday by Judge Thokozile Masipa followed a request for a psychiatric evaluation by the chief prosecutor, Gerrie Nel.... more »
  • Prosecutor: Pistorius should get mental evaluation

    May 13, 2014 5:35 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has asked that the double-amputee runner be placed under psychiatric evaluation after an expert witness testified that he had an anxiety disorder. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday noted that a psychiatrist for the defense had testified... more »
  • Pistorius trial moves into 7th week

    May 5, 2014 3:02 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has resumed after a two-week recess, with the defense team calling its fourth witness in an attempt to rebuild the double-amputee athlete's case that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year. The trial moved into its seventh week Monday with... more »
  • Baker shooting suspect to be tried in adult court

    April 14, 2014 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A juvenile court judge ruled Monday evening that the suspect in a triple murder in Baker can be tried as an adult. Judge Kathleen Richey transferred Nakeydran Williams, 16, to district court where he'll be prosecuted on adult charges. The decision came after she heard testimony... more »
  • Pistorius urged to look at photo of dead lover Play Video

    April 9, 2014 7:09 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has urged the athlete to "take responsibility" for fatally shooting his girlfriend, pushing him to look at a police photograph of Reeva Steenkamp's bloodied head that was displayed in court. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Wednesday that Steenkamp's head... more »
  • Pistorius selling house where he shot Steenkamp

    March 20, 2014 8:49 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - Oscar Pistorius' lawyer says the double-amputee athlete is selling the house where he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to raise money for his legal bills. Lawyer Brian Webber said in a statement Thursday that it had "become necessary" for Pistorius to sell the villa in a gated community in... more »
  • Audit: Little monitoring of La. public defenders

    February 17, 2014 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The board that oversees Louisiana's public defender system does a poor job of making sure the lawyers defending clients accused of first-degree murder and facing the death penalty are providing adequate legal representation. That's the finding of a report released Monday by the Legislative Auditor's office. The... more »
  • Defense asks new trial in police officer's killing

    February 16, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Prosecutors are asking a judge to deny a new trial for a man sentenced to death for killing a Baton Rouge police officer in 2004. In court documents fired Friday, prosecutors say there's a "Mount Kilimanjaro of evidence" against 43-year-old Shedran Williams. Defense attorney Gary Clements... more »
  • Deliberations resume in loud music killing trial

    February 13, 2014 6:50 AM

    JACKSONVILLE, FL - Jurors deliberating whether a Florida man committed murder when he fatally shot a teen after an argument over loud music will watch a security-camera video that captured sounds of the gunshots. The 12 jurors will watch the video from a Jacksonville convenience store security camera on Thursday... more »
  • Accused killer's grandmother to get $40k settlement

    February 12, 2014 12:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A settlement for an accused killer's grandmother is up for discussion at Wednesday afternoon's Metro Council meeting. Linda Thomas sued the city after she said she was injured when police searched her home for her grandson, Aramis Jackson, more than three year ago. Jackson faces charges... more »
  • Mother ruled insane in child's death

    January 23, 2014 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ruled Thursday that a Zachary woman was not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2012 killing of her 2-month-old child. A panel of doctors testified last year that Sabrina Maiden, 23, was not sane when her child was killed. Judge Chip Moore... more »
  • Fort found guilty of Gibbs slaying

    December 12, 2013 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury found a Zachary man guilty in the 2012 shooting death of former Southern University running back Silas Gibbs. Walter Jerome Fort, 24, was found guilty of second-degree murder. Sentencing was scheduled for March 7, 2014. Investigators said Fort shot and killed Gibbs in... more »
  • Grandfather killer gets life

    December 6, 2013 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Dustin Musso has been convicted of first degree murder in the death of his grandfather in 2009. Musso will spend the rest of his life in prison and does not qualify for probation or parole. Jurors deliberated for a short time Friday before announcing their verdict.... more »
  • Jury deliberation begins in Musso trial

    December 6, 2013 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jurors in the Dustin Musso murder trial began their deliberations just after noon Friday in Baton Rouge. >UPDATED 3:05p.m.: Musso was found guilty and was sentenced to life Friday afternoon. Defense attorneys rested their case earlier Friday morning. Musso is accused of killing his grandfather... more »
  • Sean Taylor jury back for more deliberations

    October 31, 2013 8:14 AM

    MIAMI - The jury mulling the fate of a Florida man accused of killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor is back for day two of its deliberations. Jurors began considering the case of Eric Rivera Jr. Wednesday evening and deliberated a short time. The 12-person panel is coming back... more »
  • Zimmerman jury asks judge for list of evidence

    July 12, 2013 3:54 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial are asking the judge for a list of all the evidence. Jurors asked for the inventory list about two hours after the started their deliberations Friday. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, but the jury can also choose manslaughter. He... more »
  • Defense begins closings in George Zimmerman trial

    July 12, 2013 9:07 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman's defense attorneys have begun their closing arguments at his second-degree murder trial in Florida. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara on Friday began his last effort to convince six jurors that Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year. The jurors could... more »
  • Doctor testifies Martin suffered after being shot

    July 5, 2013 10:05 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - The doctor who performed the autopsy on Trayvon Martin testified that the 17-year-old teen was in pain and suffered after he was shot by George Zimmerman. Defense attorneys on Friday objected when associate medical examiner Shiping Bao described Martin's condition after being shot. Judge Debra... more »
  • State winding down in George Zimmerman trial

    July 4, 2013 7:48 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Prosecutors are winding down their case in George Zimmerman's murder trial after presenting evidence and testimony aimed at refuting the former neighborhood watch volunteer's claim he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin. Forensics experts testified Wednesday that Martin's DNA was not found on... more »
  • Cops: Evidence found in secret Hernandez apartment

    July 3, 2013 4:50 PM

    WRENTHAM, Ma. - Court documents indicate the search of a secret "flop house" leased by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has turned up what police say could be key evidence in the murder case against him. Search warrants records indicate that police searching the Franklin, Mass., apartment found a... more »
  • Judge strikes detective statements on Zimmerman

    July 2, 2013 10:02 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A prosecutor has gotten a judge to strike from the record an opinion from a Sanford police detective who testified that he found George Zimmerman credible in his account of how he got into a fight with Trayvon Martin. Judge Debra Nelson on Tuesday told jurors to... more »
  • Zimmerman trial over teen's death enters 5th day

    June 28, 2013 9:04 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A video security expert has taken the witness stand in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Greg McKinney is the first witness Friday as the trial enters a fifth day of testimony. McKinney's company monitored the security cameras at the townhome complex where Zimmerman fatally shot... more »
  • Past police calls can be used in Zimmerman trial

    June 26, 2013 8:37 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A central Florida judge has ruled that police dispatch calls George Zimmerman made in the months before he fatally shot Trayvon Martin can be admitted at his murder trial. Judge Debra Nelson made the ruling Wednesday, a day after a prosecutor argued that the calls were central... more »
  • Prosecutors want to admit calls in Zimmerman trial

    June 25, 2013 8:53 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A prosecutor says past police dispatcher calls made by George Zimmerman should be presented to jurors at his second-degree murder trial. Prosecutor Richard Mantei told a Florida judge Tuesday that the half-dozen calls are central to the prosecution's argument that he committed second-degree murder since it shows... more »
  • Prosecutor: Zimmerman killed teen 'because he wanted to'

    June 24, 2013 2:17 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida prosecutor is hoping that George Zimmerman's own words will show that he's guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Prosecutor John Guy began his opening statement today by repeating the words that Zimmerman was heard using to a police dispatcher as... more »
  • All-women jury chosen for Zimmerman's trial

    June 20, 2013 2:27 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - An all-women jury has been chosen in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who says he shot an unarmed Trayvon Marin in self-defense. Prosecutors and defense attorneys chose the panel Thursday. Prosecutors have said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer for his community, profiled the... more »
  • Judge to consider texts, photos in Martin case

    May 28, 2013 8:12 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge is set to consider whether Trayvon Martin's text messages about smoking marijuana and trouble at school can be shown during the trial of the man charged with killing the teen. The text messages and photos, which were released by defense attorneys for George Zimmerman... more »
  • Jury receives case in Louding murder trial

    April 26, 2013 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys for the prosecution and defense wrapped up their closing arguments a short time ago in the murder trial of "Marlo" Mike Louding. Judge Trudy White issued jury instructions afterward and presented the case to them for deliberation. Louding is on trial on suspicion of... more »
  • Prosecution expected to rest today in Louding trial

    April 25, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The prosecution is expected to wrap its case against "Marlo" Michael Louding Thursday in district court. Wednesday night, the getaway driver in the murder for hire plot, Adrian Pittman, testified against Louding for a lesser sentence. Pittman pleaded guilty to manslaughter in November for his... more »
  • Prosecutors play taped confession in murder trial

    April 23, 2013 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors at the murder trial of "Marlo" Mike Louding played two different taped confessions today which he made to police investigators. Louding is on trial for the murder of Terry Boyd, whom he's accused of killing. He's implicated in five other murders prosecutors say are tied... more »
  • Man accused of stabbing, feticide due in court

    April 8, 2013 10:37 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn child out of her stomach is scheduled to be in court this afternoon. Jeffrey Reynolds is due in court around 1 p.m. in Livingston Parish for a hearing over pre-trial motions. Reynolds faces feticide and... more »
  • Pistorius allowed to leave SAfrica with conditions

    March 28, 2013 10:10 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - International athletics body the IAAF says Oscar Pistorius would be allowed to run at this year's world championships if he qualifies after the double-amputee runner was cleared by a court to leave South Africa to compete in track meets. The Olympic athlete had appealed against... more »
  • Trial date set in CarQuest murder case

    March 28, 2013 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state judge has set an Oct. 28 trial date for a man accused of fatally shooting two employees of a CarQuest Auto Parts store in March 2011. The District Attorney's Office is seeking the death penalty against 23-year-old Lee Turner Jr., who was hired by... more »
  • No trial delay in child's slaying

    March 11, 2013 7:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A state district judge has denied a motion to delay the trial of a 19-year-old accused of first-degree murder in the death of a young boy in 2010. The trial for Trevor Reese is scheduled to begin March 18. Reese is charged in the death... more »
  • Trial date set in LSU grad student slayings

    February 21, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The trial for two men accused of murdering two LSU international students five years ago will begin this summer. Kiran Kumar Allam and Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma were shot to death at an apartment complex near campus in December 2007. Authorities arrested Casey Gathers and Michael... more »
  • Ariz. woman charged in lover's slaying testifies

    February 5, 2013 4:28 AM

    PHOENIX - A woman charged in the stabbing and shooting death of her lover is set to continue testifying at her Phoenix murder trial. Jodi Arias first took the stand Monday in a case that has been peppered with lurid stories of sex, lies, betrayal and violence. The 32-year-old could... more »
  • Judge delays Ohio school shooting trial

    January 7, 2013 10:01 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio - A judge in Ohio has indefinitely delayed the murder trial of an 18-year-old charged in the shooting death of three high school classmates. Judge David Fuhry in Chardon, east of Cleveland, said Monday that he will hold a hearing in late January to discuss a new... more »
  • Jury hears LA-area chef say on tape he cooked his wife

    September 19, 2012 12:50 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles-area chef is on trial for allegedly killing his wife and cooking her body in boiling water. David Viens tells investigators in a recorded statement that he stuffed his wife's body in a 55-gallon drum of boiling water and kept it submerged with weights. The... more »
  • Judge: No mistrial in Drew Peterson murder case

    August 2, 2012 10:53 AM

    CHICAGO - Former police officer Drew Peterson's murder trial will go on after the judge decided against declaring a mistrial. The Thursday ruling followed several blunders by prosecutors seeking to prove the 58-year-old killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. He's also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of... more »
  • Star witness testifies against cousin in murder trial Play Video

    June 20, 2012 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Chilling testimony about how two victims died came from the prosecution's star witness today in District Court. Farrenton Joshua said his cousin Leandre Bell shot Erika Turner and Christopher Domingue two years ago in shootings months apart. Domingue is the brother-in-law of Former Police Chief Jeff LeDuff.... more »
  • Trial under way in case involving family of former BRPD chief Play Video

    June 19, 2012 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Procedings are underway in the trial of the man accused of killing the brother-in-law of former Baton Rouge police chief Jeff Leduff. Christopher Domingue and Erica Turner were shot two years ago, and Leandre Bell is charged with their murder. Leduff's family got emotional when... more »
  • Bail denied for father accused of abusing kid to death

    June 18, 2012 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State District Judge Trudy White ruled the father of Xzayvion Riley will be held in Parish Prison without bail. Michael Robertson did not appear in District Court today. Instead, his hearing was done via video conferencing. The child's mother, Lavaughn Riley, is scheduled to have her... more »
  • Hudson waits for verdict in family murder trial

    May 11, 2012 10:25 AM

    CHICAGO- Jurors enter a third day deliberating at the Chicago trial of Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law accused of slaying the Oscar-winner's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. They begin Friday after offering no clues Thursday about whether they're close to a decision about William Balfour. J urors sent the judge... more »
  • Jury selection continues for rapper trial

    May 2, 2012 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors and the defense team have agreed on seven jurors to decide the fate of Torrence Hatch also know as rapper "Lil Boosie." He's accused of hiring Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding to kill Terry Boyd in October of 2009. Jury selection continues as both sides... more »
  • Jury selection continues in Lil Boosie trial

    May 1, 2012 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jury selection is underway Tuesday in the murder for hire trial involving Torrence Hatch also know as "Lil Boosie." He's accused of paying Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding to kill Terry Boyd in October of 2009. Judge Mike Erwin is brining three potential jurors into court... more »
  • Hudson leaves court before grisly photos shown

    April 24, 2012 5:13 PM

    CHICAGO - Jennifer Hudson has left the courtroom in the trial of the man accused of killing her family. She walked out Tuesday afternoon shortly before prosecutors displayed pictures of her mother and brother's bloodied bodies. Several photographs showed Hudson's mother sprawled face down on the floor and blood staining... more »
  • Jury selection in Hudson family murder trial

    April 9, 2012 7:49 AM

    CHICAGO - A judge will question potential jurors as jury selection begins in earnest at the Chicago trial of a man accused of murdering the mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew of singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. Selecting 12 jurors able to set aside sympathy for the star in assessing... more »
  • Hotel Heir Murder Trial

    March 8, 2012 7:36 PM

    Prosecutors say a jury should hear bizarre complaints a woman made about her millionaire husband, a murder she's accused of arranging. They also say it doesn't matter if the complaints aren't true. Narcy Novack of Fort Lauderdale, Florida goes to trial next month for orchestrating the murders of her husband,... more »
  • Hudson on witness list for upcoming murder trial

    February 28, 2012 7:37 AM

    CHICAGO - Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is on the witness list for the upcoming trial of a man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. The Chicago Tribune reports, however, that prosecutors haven't yet disclosed whether Hudson will actually testify at William Balfour's trial, which is slated to... more »
  • Jury given Trucko Stampley murder case

    February 3, 2012 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Trucko Stampley's fate is now in the hands of the jury. The case was given to the jury just before 5 p.m. after a week of testimony. Stampley never took the stand in his defense. The prosecution rested yesterday after three days of testimony. The... more »
  • Defense calls last witnesses in Stampley quadruple murder trial

    February 3, 2012 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The trial of accused murderer Trucko Stampley continues Friday morning as the defense calls its last witnesses. As of Thursday afternoon, defense attorney Daryl Gold wanted to call another doctor to question Stampley's mental health. Gold wasn't sure if he was going to ask Stampley's mother... more »
  • Jury selections begins in suspected serial killer trial

    September 19, 2011 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The trial for a suspected serial killer in Baton Rouge began today with jury selection. About 100 potential jurors showed up and were asked dozens of questions. Jeffrey Lee Guillory is accused of murdering Renee Newman. Guillory was charged in the deaths of three Baton Rouge... more »
  • Judge allows confession in murder trial of local rapper

    August 9, 2011 4:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A judge has ruled that prosecutors can use a suspect's taped confession in the first-degree murder trial in the killing of local rapper Chris "Nussie" Jackson. Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding, 18, is facing murder charges for allegedly shooting Jackson in 2009. Louding requested to be tried... more »
  • Uncertain future for Casey Anthony after acquittal

    July 7, 2011 3:07 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla.- Should Casey Anthony be released Thursday at her sentencing for lying to investigators, she could be hard-pressed to piece together some semblance of a normal life after her acquittal on charges that she killed her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. The verdict in her trial continued to be the... more »
  • Alternate juror says Casey Anthony needs help

    July 6, 2011 12:45 PM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - An alternate juror in the Casey Anthony murder trial says he feels compassion for the young woman and hopes she will get help. In an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, Russell Huekler said Anthony can no longer live a life of dishonesty. Jurors... more »
  • At Caylee's shrine, balloons and photo ops

    July 6, 2011 7:12 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla.- The Orlando neighborhood where Casey Anthony once lived turned into a strange hybrid of compassion and must-see tourism after she was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. The streets became parking lots for a fleet of police cars and television trucks. People from as far... more »
  • Jury begins deliberating in Casey Anthony trial

    July 4, 2011 12:36 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Jurors have begun deliberating in the Casey Anthony murder trial. The jury of seven women and five men will consider whether Anthony is guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. If convicted of that charge, the 25-year-old could get the... more »
  • Rebuttal, deliberations remain in Anthony trial

    July 4, 2011 3:34 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla.- Prosecutors in Florida will get the final word with jurors today before they begin deliberating Casey Anthony's fate and the role she played in the death of her 2-year-old daughter. Attorneys for the state will present their rebuttal to the defense's closing statements. After the rebuttal today, Judge... more »
  • Death threats lead judge in Stampley trial to recuse himself

    April 26, 2011 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The judge presiding over the quadruple-murder trial of Trucko Stampley has recused himself after receiving death threats, according to authorities. DA Hillar Moore said Judge Lou Daniel recused himself in a hearing today at the district courthouse. Major Lawrence McLeary said they are investigating death... more »
  • Defense rests in Greg Harris murder trial

    April 8, 2011 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys for Greg Harris rested their defense this morning in Baton Rouge district court. Harris is accused of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, attorney Chiquita Tate, who was found stabbed to death in her office. Harris did not take the stand in... more »
  • Prosecution rests in Greg Harris murder trial

    April 7, 2011 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors have rested their case against Greg Harris, who's accused of killing his wife Chiquita Tate at her law office in Baton Rouge. Prosecutor Prem Burns rested after about two weeks of testimony, which included blood and DNA evidence taken from Tate's office and couple's home... more »
  • Jury examines photos in Chiquita Tate murder trial

    April 1, 2011 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jurors in Baton Rouge today took a magnifying glass to crime scene photos taken during the investigation of attorney Chiquita Tate's murder investigation. The photos were passed around during testimony in the trial of Tate's husband, Greg Harris, who is accused of stabbing her to death... more »
  • Harris' attorney explains blood stains

    March 31, 2011 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Defense attorneys for Greg Harris explained why blood stains were on the walls and floor of the home he shared with murdered attorney Chiquita Tate. Tate was found murdered in her law office in February 2009. Investigators found specks of blood that ran down the... more »
  • Defense attorney insinuates BRPD botched investigation

    March 30, 2011 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Defense attorneys for a man accused of murdering his lawyer wife insinuated that Baton Rouge Police Detectives botched the investigation after they took swabs inside Greg Harris' car. Harris' car was towed to a wrecker garage after the murder of Chiquita Tate two years ago. Detectives... more »
  • Iraq vet convicted in slaying of college student

    November 18, 2010 2:11 PM

    OPELIKA, Ala. - A former Army soldier who claimed to be mentally disturbed from his tour in Iraq has been convicted of capital murder in the abduction and shooting death of an Auburn University student from Georgia. Twenty-six-year-old Courtney Lockhart was convicted Thursday in the killing of 18-year-old freshman Lauren... more »
  • Snyder murder trial going to the jury

    November 17, 2010 7:44 PM

    NEW ROADS – The state’s case against Larry Snyder in the murder of Davina Chapman is going to the jury late tonight, according to the Pointe Coupee Parish Clerk’s office. Earlier today, witnesses for the prosecution detailed how Davina Chapman was killed last year during the second-degree murder trial of... more »
  • Trial in 2004 Baton Rouge slaying set to begin

    October 13, 2010 10:52 AM

    The long-awaited second-degree murder trial of a Baton Rouge woman suspected of shooting her wealthy former husband in 2004 is set to begin Oct. 25. Jan Waters, 46, is charged in the death of 52-year-old Alan Waters in his 7,000-square-foot home after a lengthy custody battle and dispute over money.... more »
  • Varnado murder trial delayed

    August 19, 2010 6:37 AM

    The first-degree murder trial of Michael Varnado, accused of killing a mother and her two children, has been delayed for a second time. Both the prosecution and defense need more time to prepare for the trial. Varnado is accused of smothering his girlfriend, 20-year-old Quantell Roberts of Hammond; setting her... more »

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