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  • 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 »
  • 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 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 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 »
  • Painter pleads not guilty

    June 13, 2012 2:52 PM

    Former Alcohol Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter has pleaded not guilty to 42 counts against him in Federal Court. He faces charges for making false statements, aggravated identity theft and computer fraud. A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow after there was some confusion over his attorney. His current... more »
  • Not guilty verdict in Torrence Hatch trial Play Video

    May 11, 2012 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jurors found Torrence Hatch, the rapper known as Lil Boosie, not guilty of first-degree murder charges today. Jurors began deliberations at 2:30 p.m. Friday after nearly a week of testimony, all from witnesses for the prosecution. Hatch's defense rested without calling a witness, saying they didn't... 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 »
  • Accused Beauregard Town killer pleads not guilty

    December 14, 2010 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Accused Beauregard Town killer Aramis Jackson pleaded not guilty in Baton Rouge District Court this morning. Investigators say Jackson killed 42-year old Alexandra Engler and shot her daughter Ariana six times back in September. It happened after a violent home invasion. According to investigators, DNA linked Jackson... more »
  • Pa. mother pleads not guilty in newborn deaths

    December 14, 2010 1:24 PM

    READING, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she killed five newborns and kept their remains in a closet to cover up an extramarital affair. Forty-four-year-old Michele Kalina entered not guilty pleas Tuesday to criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse and other charges. ... more »
  • Woman found insane in grandmother's death

    December 7, 2010 9:21 AM

    COVINGTON - A Covington-area woman who fatally stabbed her 85-year-old grandmother in April has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. Authorities say 31-year-old Ashley Von Hadnagy committed the killing because she thought the voice of Fidel Castro was commanding her to do so. A judge on Monday ordered... more »
  • 2 plead not guilty in pizza delivery man's death

    November 16, 2010 7:35 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Two men have pleaded not guilty in the stabbing death of 51-year-old Timothy Falgout. Falgout, who was delivering pizza in Youngsville, was found dead next to his vehicle in front of a customer's home. Falgout's wallet was missing and officials have cited robbery as the motive. Aaron Orlando... more »
  • Former La. officer enters plea in malfeasance case

    November 4, 2010 6:24 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A former Assumption Parish sheriff's evidence officer has pleaded not guilty to 337 charges of malfeasance for evidence tampering plus about 100 more criminal counts derived from drugs or weapons charges. Prosecutors accused Louis B. Lambert, who was in charge of the sheriff's evidence vault, of tampering with... more »
  • Ex-officer Nugent not guilty in Taser death case

    October 29, 2010 4:10 PM

    WINNFIELD - After three hours of deliberation, a state court jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial of a former Winnfield Police officer accused of applying eight Taser shocks to a handcuffed man who later died. Friday's verdict clears Scott Nugent in the death of Baron... more »
  • La. man pleads not guilty in infant son's death

    October 28, 2010 7:56 AM

    A 38-year-old West Monroe man has pleaded not guilty in the death of his infant son. James Edward "Juicy" Clampit is charged with one count of negligent homicide. Police say the 11-month-old boy's death was attributed to a head injury. According to court documents, Clampit and his wife, Crystal, got... more »
  • St. Gabriel mayor pleads not guilty in federal court

    September 30, 2010 5:05 PM

    The mayor of St. Gabriel pleaded not guilty in federal court today following a wide-ranging racketeering and corruption investigation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baton Rouge unsealed an indictment against George Grace yesterday for 11 counts of racketeering, bribery and mail fraud, among other charges. The indictment alleged Grace took... more »
  • Dad Pleads in death of Baby

    September 14, 2010 8:03 PM

    A father in New Jersey pleaded not guilty to tossing his 3 month old daughter to her death off a bridge. Shamsid-Din Abdur-Raheem is charged with murder and five other counts related to the baby's abduction and murder. Prosecutors say Abdur-Raheem dropped the child off the Driscoll Bridge into the... more »
  • Clemens pleads not guilty to charge of lying

    August 30, 2010 1:09 PM

    Baseball great Roger Clemens has entered a not guilty plea to charges of lying to Congress about whether he used steroids or human growth hormone. Clemens entered his plea Monday in U.S. District Court. The arraignment happened a few blocks away from where the retired pitcher swore under... more »
  • 2 enter not guilty pleas in sex cases

    August 17, 2010 6:52 AM

    Two people recently indicted in unrelated federal child-sex cases have pleaded not guilty in Lafayette federal court. Gueydan Fire Chief Lindsey Troy LeBlanc pleaded innocent Monday to two counts of attempting to receive child pornography and one count of attempting to coerce a minor to engage in criminal sexual acts.... more »
  • Priest accused of stealing pleads not guilty

    July 21, 2010 12:25 PM

    A Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut has pleaded not guilty to charges he stole $1.3 million in church money over seven years to use for male escorts, expensive clothing and luxury hotels and restaurants. The Rev. Kevin J. Gray, former pastor at Sacred Heart/Sagrado Corazon Parish in Waterbury, was... more »
  • New Roads Mayor pleads "not guilty" during arraignment

    July 20, 2010 4:30 PM

    New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson plead not guilty to federal racketeering charges during his arraignment Tuesday morning. Nelson is accused of accepting cash, football tickets, meals and luxury hotel rooms in exchange for the promotion of a waste management concept called "Cifer 5000." According to the indictment, Nelson... more »
  • 2 indicted Monroe City councilmen enter pleas

    July 16, 2010 5:23 AM

    Two Monroe city councilmen accused of racketeering and bribery have each pleaded not guilty in federal court in Monroe. Arthur Gilmore Jr. and Robert "Red" Stevens were indicted by a federal grand jury last month. Federal prosecutors contend Stevens and Gilmore tried to extract bribes of about $8,700 in cash,... more »
  • Lawrence Taylor pleads not guilty to NY rape charge

    July 13, 2010 12:56 PM

    Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor has pleaded not guilty to charges that he had sex with a 16-year-old girl. The former NFL star smiled as he arrived at a Rockland County courthouse on Tuesday for arraignment on charges that include third-degree rape. He's also charged with patronizing... more »
  • Accused workplace shooter pleads not guilty

    April 6, 2010 5:39 PM

    The man accused of shooting three people at Grady Crawford Construction last year pleaded not guilty in State District Court Tuesday morning. Nelvil Hollingsworth is representing 53-year-old Richard Matthews. Hollingsworth said there's no question who the shooter was, but his client had to plead "not guilty." "In... more »
  • Chaucer pleads not guilty in investment case

    March 25, 2010 10:42 AM

    Cheryl Chaucer, accused of bilking investors of more than $11 million, pleaded not guilty this morning in the 21st Judicial District Court. Chaucer, 63, who is the wife of a Pontchatoula businessman, faces one count each of engaging in the sale of an unregistered security, and acting as an... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty in deadly I-10 crash

    March 15, 2010 12:12 PM

    A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man has pleaded not guilty to multiple vehicular homicide charges stemming from a fiery Interstate 10 crash that killed five members of a Georgia family in October. State District Judge Trudy White appointed the public defender's office on Monday to represent Dwayne Leggett. State... more »
  • Acquittals in Stanford document shredding case

    February 12, 2010 8:50 PM

    A federal Judge in Miami acquitted two former employees of the Stanford Group of charges they illegally shredded thousands of company documents to hinder the investigation into an alleged $7 billion Ponsi scheme. Judge Richard Goldberg issued not guilty verdicts for Thomas Raffenello and Bruce Perraud. Raffenello was the Stanford... more »
  • Woman from Pointe Coupee Parish not guilty on first DWI

    February 3, 2010 5:39 PM

    It took ten minutes for Judge Alex Wall to find 23-year-old Victoria Gosserand "not guilty" of first offense DWI in Baton Rouge. In a separate case of DWI in Pointe Coupee Parish, Gosserand faces more serious charges. Investigators say she was three times over the legal limit when she... more »
  • Quaids plead not guilty in fraud case

    December 22, 2009 8:25 PM

    Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi finally went before a judge in California and pleaded not guilty to paying a $10,000 hotel bill with an expired credit card. The couple had skipped previous court hearings with no explanation and almost had to forfeit $40,000 in bail money. The couple... more »

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