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  • Officer testifies about chase and death of 6-year-old boy

    March 21, 2017 7:58 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A Louisiana law enforcement officer has told a jury that he was not in fear for his own safety when two colleagues fired on a car, killing a 6-year-old boy in November 2015. But Jason Brouillette also testified Tuesday that he believed the boy's father, Christopher Few, was... more »
  • Deliberations near in trial of ex-Saints star's killer

    December 11, 2016 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints star Will Smith was "executed" by an irate driver as Smith's wounded wife lay nearby during the chaos that followed an April 9 traffic accident, a prosecutor told a New Orleans jury Sunday during closing arguments in the shooter's trial. But a defense attorney said... more »
  • All ready for trial next month in shooting of ex-Saints star

    November 2, 2016 2:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors and attorneys for the man accused of killing New Orleans Saints star Will Smith say they're ready for trial next month on charges including second-degree murder. Lawyers said after a hearing Wednesday that they expect about 100 potential jurors to be called to court Dec. 1... more »
  • Gag order issued in court case over 16-year-old murder suspect Play Video

    February 26, 2016 3:33 PM

    GONZALES - A lengthy hearing over a change of venue in a murder trial against a 16-year-old ended with no decision and no talking after court because of a gag order. Jacob Westbrook , 16, is accused of stabbing Todd Toups, 18, to death in October. Westbrook is being... more »
  • Judge asked to reject new trial request in attorney's death

    November 11, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge prosecutors are asking a state judge to deny Greg Harris' request for a new trial in the brutal 2009 stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge law office. Harris, who is serving a 40-year prison term for manslaughter, claims in... more »
  • Victim's brother says cold case murder is "cut and dry" case Play Video

    September 9, 2015 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys made their opening statements Wednesday in the Baton Rouge murder trial of Ronald Dunnagan, who is accused of killing Gary Kergan in 1984. Defense attorneys put pressure on the prosecution's star witness, Leila Mulla, saying there's no physical evidence linking Dunnagan to the crime. Dunnagan... more »
  • Guilty plea as swamp slaying trial set to begin Play Video

    June 2, 2015 11:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The man accused in a gruesome swamp slaying pleaded guilty to the charges against him just before his trial was set to begin Wednesday. Detrell Scott pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges for shooting Kye Boudreaux, who was found dead in May 2014 at his Iberville Parish... more »
  • Lawyer: Louisiana gun case against millionaire Durst dropped

    April 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for real estate heir Robert Durst says state weapon charges against him have been dropped, clearing the way for federal proceedings in New Orleans on similar charges. Durst, who faces a murder charge in an unrelated California case, remains jailed without bond in Louisiana. Lawyer... more »
  • Suspect's life at stake in high profile murder trial Play Video

    April 13, 2015 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds of potential jurors will be screened for the first death penalty trial in Baton Rouge in at least five years. Lee Turner is accused of killing two workers at the Carquest Auto Parts Store in 2011. The workers, Edward Gurtner and Randy Chaney were found shot... more »
  • Lee Turner murder trial jury selection

    April 13, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A high profile murder trial is set to begin later today in Baton Rouge. Jury selection will begin in the trial against Lee Turner. The process could take up to two weeks. Turner is accused of murdering two men at the Carquest Auto Parts store off... more »
  • No verdict after 4 days of deliberations in Hernandez trial

    April 10, 2015 12:14 PM

    FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have completed a fourth day of deliberations with no verdict. The twelve jurors have spent nearly 20 hours over four days considering whether to convict Hernandez of the June 2013 killing of Odin... more »
  • Prosecution rests in trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez

    April 2, 2015 11:24 AM

    FALL RIVER, Mass. - The prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd was killed at an industrial... more »
  • Trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez resumes after day off

    March 17, 2015 8:37 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is resuming after taking a day off. The trial picks up again Tuesday after an unspecified scheduling issue canceled Monday's session. Hernandez is accused of the June 17, 2013, killing of semi-professional football player Odin... more »
  • Prosecutors rebut 'American Sniper' suspect insanity defense

    February 23, 2015 2:11 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, TX - Prosecutors are scheduled to continue their rebuttal against the defense of the ex-Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh is expected to resume Monday in Stephenville, though sleet and cold temperatures in North Texas could... more »
  • After tense exchange, Aaron Hernandez murder trial resumes

    February 23, 2015 2:09 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez resumes after a tense exchange last week between the judge and a prosecutor. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told prosecutor William McCauley he could not ask the victim's sister anything about text messages sent minutes... more »
  • Detective expected back on stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

    February 18, 2015 2:05 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A police detective has told the jury in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez about a video he made of the former New England Patriots player dismantling his phone and using another phone to make calls the day after the killing. Jurors saw the video Tuesday... more »
  • Ex-Patriot's fiance granted immunity in murder trial

    February 11, 2015 2:00 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to resume after his fiancée was granted immunity to testify for prosecutors. Hernandez is expected back in court Wednesday. He is charged with murder for the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin... more »
  • Man convicted for Valentine's Day murder Play Video

    February 6, 2015 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury convicted a man of a Valentine's Day murder three years ago. Friday, Erick Scott was found guilty of killing Kevin Johnson . Johnson was in a car, stopped at a red light on North Acadian Thruway and South Choctaw in February 2012 when he... more »
  • Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying

    January 30, 2015 1:54 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say the ex-NFL star murdered is compelling forensic evidence of the crime. Jurors are set to hear more testimony Friday in the case against Hernandez, a day after the trial started with... more »
  • Man accused of feticide wishes ex-wife happy birthday Play Video

    January 29, 2015 3:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A man who is accused of cutting his unborn child from his wife's body learned in court that his trial will begin in September. The man also had a special message for his ex-wife who allegedly tried to kill. "I also want to wish my wife... ex-wife... more »
  • Full jury seated to hear murder trial of Aaron Hernandez

    January 26, 2015 10:53 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A jury has been seated for the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh on Monday seated a jury of 13 women and five men after more than two weeks of jury selection. They were chosen... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez murder trial to begin with jury selection

    January 9, 2015 2:30 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who's charged with killing a semiprofessional football player in 2013. Hundreds of potential jurors are expected to report to Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River Friday for... more »
  • Hearing set for ex-Patriot facing murder trial

    December 22, 2014 2:07 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A pre-trial hearing on jury issues is scheduled Monday for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, whose murder trial is slated to start next month. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the... more »
  • Jury to begin murder-for-hire deliberations today Play Video

    November 19, 2014 5:16 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Attorneys presented their final arguments to jurors Wednesday in the trial of Monique Kitts and Karl Howard, the man Kitts is accused of hiring to kill her husband, and the jury will begin decided the pair's fate Thursday. Prosecutors said Kitts paid Howard $100,000 to murder... more »
  • Mistrial motions rejected in murder trial Play Video

    October 31, 2014 1:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Attempts by defense attorneys to end a murder-for-hire trial in West Baton Rouge Parish failed today. Judge Robin Free rejected motions for a mistrial filed by defense attorneys in the murder trial of Monique Kitts and Karl Howard in Port Allen. The attorneys claimed multiple times... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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