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  • Sorrento councilman pleads not guilty to theft, forgery charges

    September 8, 2016 10:34 AM

    GONZALES - Sorrento Councilman Randy Anny pleaded not guilty to theft and forgery charges in court on Thursday. Anny and Baton Rouge attorney Roy Maughan Jr. are accused of misappropriating more than $77,000 of town money in 2013. Maughan pleaded not guilty as well. Anny was serving as... more »
  • BRPD officer pleads not guilty to felony charges, victim speaks out Play Video

    February 17, 2016 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge police officer pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges in court, Wednesday. Lt. Charles Eddleman is accused of grabbing a man from behind, and slamming his head into the concrete floor until the victim passed out, according to the probable cause document. Today, the... more »
  • BRPD Lieutenant pleads not guilty to bar brawl battery charges

    February 17, 2016 11:47 AM

    B ATON ROUGE - A high-ranking member of the Baton Rouge Police Department pleaded not guilty to aggravated second degree battery charges Wednesday. Lt. Charles Eddleman represented himself in court, but has plans to hire an attorney ahead of his next court date. He was arrested earlier this year... more »
  • Accused Tinder rapist found not guilty Play Video

    February 1, 2016 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury has come back with a not guilty verdict after just two hours of deliberation for an East Baton Rouge man accused of raping a woman he met through the social dating app Tinder. 24-year-old Jacob Witz, of Bellaire, Texas, was accused of a forcible... more »
  • Former teacher pleads not guilty in student sex case

    January 14, 2016 11:55 AM

    GRETNA - A former Louisiana teacher embroiled in a 2014 sex scandal involving an underage student has entered a plea of not guilty through her lawyer. Multiple news outlets report that 33-year-old Shelley Dufresne, who taught at Destrehan High School, faces two counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.... more »
  • Husband pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    September 23, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of hiring three hitmen to kill his wife was in court on Wednesday. Hamid Ghassemi, the owner of a car lot on Airline Highway, pleaded not guilty to first degree murder. Authorities believe Ghassemi paid three men $10,000 to kidnap his ex-wife, burn her car,... more »
  • Accused killer had hit list

    August 25, 2015 8:54 PM

    BARRE, VERMONT- A woman accused of killing a social worker and three relatives is said to have had a "hit list" before she shot them. Prosecutors say Jody Herring was upset about losing custody of her nine-year-old daughter. She pleaded not guilty to shooting her two cousins, an aunt... more »
  • Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

    July 31, 2015 12:49 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A federal magistrate entered not guilty pleas on 33 federal charges, including for hate crimes, for a white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston. During Friday's hearing for 21-year-old Dylann Roof, his attorney told U.S. Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant that... more »
  • Former teacher of the year pleads 'not guilty' to 30 charges of sex with students

    July 29, 2015 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Former teacher of the year, Keavin Keith, pleaded not guilty to all charges against him on Wednesday. He’s facing 37 counts of inappropriate behavior with students. Keith was a teacher at the Math Science and Arts Academy West in Iberville Parish. Investigators began looking into Keith... more »
  • Woman pleads not guilty to fatally stabbing beau over Xbox

    June 9, 2015 12:18 PM

    NEWARK, NJ - A New Jersey woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend during a dispute over their Xbox console has pleaded not guilty to aggravated manslaughter. NJ.com reports that 28-year-old Aisha Barr entered her plea Tuesday during a brief appearance in state Superior Court in Essex County. She remains... more »
  • 'Saved by the Bell' actor pleads not guilty in bar fight

    January 22, 2015 1:06 PM

    PORT WASHINGTON, WI - The actor who played Screech in the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" has pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from a bar fight in southeastern Wisconsin. Dustin Diamond and his fiancée, Amanda Schutz, appeared in Ozaukee County Circuit Court Thursday morning on charges stemming... more »
  • Officers enter pleas to abuse of office charges Play Video

    January 12, 2015 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three former BRPD officers pleaded not guilty to abuse of office charges Monday morning. Baton Rouge Police officer Issac Bolden, 40, is accused of forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him in a BREC park while two other BRPD officers, Travis Wheeler and Emerson... more »
  • Father didn't abuse boy kept in a box

    November 20, 2014 7:45 PM

    GALVESTON, TEXAS- A jury says a man is not guilty of abusing his eleven-year-old son by keeping him locked in a wooden box. The jury says he didn't injure his child and use unlawful restraint. The boy testified he was allowed out of the box for school, meals and... more »
  • Ex-health secretary pleads not guilty to perjury

    November 10, 2014 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary has entered a not guilty plea on charges that he lied about his involvement in the award of a now-canceled $200 million Medicaid contract. Bruce Greenstein was indicted on nine counts of perjury. The charges are tied to his sworn testimony... more »
  • Peterson plans to plead not guilty to child abuse charges

    October 7, 2014 2:44 PM

    HOUSTON- A spokeswoman for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's attorney says the NFL player plans to plead not guilty to a child abuse charge during his first court appearance in Texas since his indictment last month. Peterson was scheduled to be in court Wednesday in Conroe, located north of... more »
  • Mouton could be charged as habitual offender Play Video

    February 27, 2014 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The man accused in a string of home invasions and sexual assaults pleaded not guilty to charges against him. Vorris Mouton is accused of five home invasions and three sexual assaults reported across Baton Rouge in the months of December 2013 and January 2014. According to a... more »
  • Cockfighting princess sold booze to customers

    August 20, 2013 7:58 PM

    PORTLAND, OREGON- A Romanian princess and her husband accused of holding cockfighting derbies sold food and alcohol at the affairs. Investigators say two informants secretly recorded the cockfights over a period of a year and say the videos show Irina Walker, the daughter of the last king of Romania and... more »
  • Police enter 'not guilty' pleas in ticket quota case Play Video

    August 12, 2013 5:26 PM

    HENDERSON - The police chief and deputy chief of Henderson pleaded not guilty today to charges they ran a ticket quota system, awarding officers who wrote more traffic violations. Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd each face charges of public payroll fraud, malfeasance in office and... more »
  • La. explosives company officials plead not guilty

    July 31, 2013 12:32 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Six executives of a Louisiana company that recycles explosives have pleaded not guilty as part of an investigation into the improper storage of millions of pounds of military propellant. The Webster Parish district attorney's office says they pleaded not guilty on Monday. A status conference is scheduled for... more »
  • 18 plead not guilty in Orleans gang case

    July 19, 2013 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eighteen alleged members of a New Orleans gang have pleaded not guilty in a racketeering case that prosecutors say involved drugs, threats and killings - including the death of a toddler. It took state Judge Camille Buras more than 30 minutes to read the indictment Friday against... more »
  • Woman pleads not guilty in buttocks-injection case

    June 18, 2013 11:23 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi woman has pleaded not guilty to killing a woman by giving silicone injections as a buttocks enhancement. Tracey Lynn Garner entered the plea Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court. Judge Winston Kidd says he'll consider Garner's request to be released on bond. Kidd also extended... more »
  • Lawyers: Ohio kidnap suspect will plead not guilty

    May 15, 2013 9:50 AM

    CLEVELAND - The attorneys for a Cleveland man accused of keeping three women in captivity for about a decade say he will plead not guilty. Attorneys Craig Weintraub and Jay Schlachet say that suspect Ariel Castro has been portrayed as a "monster" in the media, and after meeting with him... more »
  • Ex-officer pleads not guilty to malfeasance

    April 5, 2013 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Baton Rouge police officer told a state judge he is innocent of felony charges that accuse him of falsifying misdemeanor summonses while he was on the force. Derek Burns has pleaded not guilty to first-degree injuring of public records and malfeasance. Both offenses carry up... more »
  • Judge: Charles Scott not guilty Play Video

    March 20, 2013 7:32 PM

    GONZALES- A judge ruled former LSU running back Charles Scott not guilty of sexual battery. The judge said testimony from the prosecution's witnesses including the woman, who accused Scott of rape, was inconsistent and contradictory to support a guilty verdict. The judge also stated the evidence did not... more »

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