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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • BP arraigned in oil spill case, pleads not guilty

    November 27, 2012 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawyer for BP PLC entered a not-guilty plea for the company as it was arraigned on charges stemming from a deadly 2010 rig explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The plea Tuesday in federal court was a procedural move paving the... more »
  • Broussard pleads 'not guilty' to bribery charges

    August 3, 2012 4:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and former Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson have pleaded not guilty in connection with new bribery charges filed last week. Broussard and Wilkinson appeared Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy in an arraignment in New Orleans federal court that lasted about... more »
  • Lavergne pleads "not guilty" to killings

    July 27, 2012 10:26 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Brandon Lavergne, the accused killer of Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate, pleaded "not guilty" this morning at his arraignment. He is charged with first-degree murder in both cases. According to our affiliate in Lafayette, KATC TV 3. "Judge Herman Clause set a deadline of October 9 for... more »
  • 2 NJ women plead not guilty in girl's death

    July 19, 2012 12:35 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - Two New Jersey women pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges Tuesday in the case of an 8-year-old girl found dead of severe malnutrition and an untreated fracture. Attorneys for the child's mother, Venette Ovilde, also known as Krisla Rezireksyon, and her roommate, Myriam Janvier, entered... more »
  • Pilot who disrupted a flight "not guilty"

    July 3, 2012 5:20 PM

    AMARILLO, Texas - A federal judge in Texas has found a JetBlue Airways pilot who left the cockpit during a flight and screamed about terrorists not guilty by reason of insanity. The judge's Tuesday ruling came during a bench trial for Clayton F. Osbon. It noted he suffered from... more »
  • Crash victim's relatives "shocked" at defendant's plea check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2012 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As an accused drunk driver entered not guilty pleas on vehicular homicide, injury and second offense drunk driving charges. In Judge Mike Erwin's courtroom, friends of the victims were shocked. " I truly thought that he would plead guilty. It's hard for me to understand... more »
  • Ex-ATC Commissioner Murphy Painter pleads not guilty check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 13, 2012 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Alcohol Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter entered not guilty pleas in Federal Court today. Painter faces 42 counts of computer fraud, lying to the FBI and aggravated identity theft. He was indicted after a lengthy investigation by the State Inspector General's Office. During the hearing... more »
  • Robert Frost Thefts

    February 13, 2012 7:18 PM

    A man in Vermont pleaded not guilty to stealing original papers and cards written by the poet Robert frost and getting more than $20,000 for them. Timothy Bernaby was arrested on a charge of grand larceny after he was accused of selling the items that were found in a desk... more »
  • Not guilty plea entered for Jordan Jefferson

    February 9, 2012 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney for former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson pleaded not guilty for his client to a simple battery charge. It stems from a bar fight near LSU that happened Aug. 19. Jefferson and another football player were arrested following the fight. Jefferson was originally... more »
  • Former Southern University AD acquitted of soliciting prostitution Play Video

    January 18, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Houston jury found former Southern University Athletic Director Greg LaFleur not guilty of soliciting sex from an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute. LaFleur's attorney Jed Silverman said a six-person jury listened to testimony from prosecutors and Greg LaFleur before acquitting LaFleur after deliberating... more »
  • Amish Plead Not Guilty in Shaving Attacks

    January 11, 2012 7:41 PM

    Members of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio pleaded not guilty to beard and hair cutting attacks on fellow Amish in a feud over leadership. The 12 entered their pleas in federal court in Cleveland. The judge refused to release the accused ring-leader and his sons on bail. Cutting beards... more »
  • Lawyer: Woman to plead insanity in fetal abduction

    October 31, 2011 12:29 PM

    MILWAUKEE - The lawyer for a Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her full-term fetus says his client will enter an insanity plea this week. Thirty-three-year-old Annette Morales-Rodriguez is accused of killing a 23-year-old woman and slicing out the baby in hopes of... more »
  • Edwards pleads not guilty to felony charges in NC

    June 3, 2011 2:26 PM

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Two-time presidential candidate John Edwards has pleaded not guilty to charges that he solicited and spent more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby from the public at the height of his 2008 White House campaign. Edwards made a brief appearance in federal court... more »
  • Teen pleads not guilty in Marque Ann murder

    February 10, 2011 2:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge teen pleaded “not guilty” this morning to shooting and killing a man on Marque Ann Drive this past fall. Charles McElveen, 17, was arraigned this morning after a grand jury indicted him Wednesday for second-degree murder in the murder of 22-year-old Christopher Guillory. Guillory... more »
  • Not guilty plea in California meth-laced breast milk death

    January 27, 2011 11:18 AM

    HUMBOLDT, Calif. - A Northern California woman has pleaded not guilty to killing her 6-week-old baby by feeding him methamphetamine-laced breast milk. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Maggie Jean Wortman of Loleta used methamphetamine and passed it to her two children while breast-feeding. Detectives arrested Wortman last week after a... more »
  • Tucson shooting suspect pleads not guilty

    January 24, 2011 2:46 PM

    The man accused of carrying out the mass shooting in Tucson pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he tried to kill Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and two of her aides. The plea marked Jared Lee Loughner's second court appearance since he allegedly shot the congresswoman and 18 others at Giffords'... more »

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