May 23, 2013 2:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - James M. Bernhard III has been sentenced to 27 months in prison Thursday for wire fraud in connection with the theft of over $453,000 from his former law firm's trust account. Bernhard, who pleaded guilty to the wire fraud charge, surrendered his law license shortly before he... more »
May 14, 2013 3:38 PM
PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive has agreed to give up his right to an appeal and will be spared a potential death sentence. Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the deaths of the babies who were... more »
May 9, 2013 10:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - A judge formally sentenced Adrian Pittman today to 20 years in prison for his part in a 2009 murder involving "Marlo" Michael Louding.
Pittman pleaded guilty to manslaughter in November after cutting a deal with prosecutors to testify against Louding.
A jury found Louding guilty... more »
May 6, 2013 11:26 AM
LIVINGSTON - 51-year-old David Lee Scott was sentenced to 25 years in prison for armed robbery and selling drugs, according to the district attorney's office in Livingston Parish.
Scott pleaded no contest to the charges on April 29.
In September 2012, Walker City Police say Scott entered a... more »
May 3, 2013 4:08 PM
GONZALES - A man who pleaded guilty to killing a baby in a wreck nearly 20 years ago won't have to serve a day of his prison sentence, which the state never enforced.
That decision was issued by Judge Jessie LeBlanc in Ascension Parish today. In court, she ruled... more »
May 3, 2013 10:40 AM
GONZALES - A judge suspended a two-year sentence today for Stanley White, who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in 1995 after a car wreck but never served his prison sentence.
The judge said the state was negligent for not imposing the sentence in a timely fashion and that two... more »
April 19, 2013 9:09 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A 48-year-old man will serve a nine-year prison sentence for downloading photos depicting the sexual abuse of children. U.S. District Judge Nannette Brown on Thursday also ordered Myles Fitzgerald Guidry to spend the rest of his life under federal supervision after he is released. Acting U.S. Attorney... more »
April 10, 2013 3:58 PM
LAFAYETTE - A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the January 2010 shooting death of a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student. The Advertiser reports 46-year-old Jose Luis Segura Jr. was sentenced Wednesday. Segura was initially charged with second-degree murder in 22-year-old Allen Aucoin Jr.'s killing,... more »
February 6, 2013 7:06 AM
NEW ORLEANS - For the third time, a federal judge has postponed a sentencing hearing for a Louisiana businessman who pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan didn't give a reason for moving Frank Fradella's sentencing hearing from March 13... more »
January 31, 2013 7:16 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended a judge for one year without pay over allegations that his decision to reduce a man's prison sentence was based on personal and political motivations. The divided Supreme Court also on Tuesday ordered 7th Judicial District Court Judge Leo Boothe to... more »
January 1, 2013 5:56 PM
ST. GABRIEL- Authorities said the woman who escaped overnight from a state prison in St. Gabriel was serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter, and offered a reward for information leading to her capture.
St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau said 33-year-old Keana Barnes climbed over a fence at the... more »
December 18, 2012 5:32 PM
GONZALES - An Ascension Parish judge handed down a life sentence today for a man convicted of kidnapping and rape who was featured on "America's Most Wanted".
Bobby Weatherton acted as his own attorney in the sentencing phase of the trial. He was convicted in March of beating and... more »
December 18, 2012 10:45 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The girlfriend of a Houston man accused of fatally stabbing a decorated Marine wearing his dress blues in the French Quarter has been sentenced to 26 months in prison. The Times-Picayune reports 23-year-old Helaina Amrine pleaded guilty this summer to obstruction of justice and accessory after the... more »
November 30, 2012 10:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Justice Department says Beau Michael Guidry of Baton Rouge has been sentenced in connection with an odometer tampering scheme that defrauded victims in and around Louisiana. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady sentenced Guidry Thursday to 20 months in prison and one year of supervised release... more »
November 16, 2012 3:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - A U. S. District judge sentenced two Baton Rouge sisters to four years in federal prison apiece for running a three-year, six-figure credit card scheme.
U. S. Attorney Don Cazayoux Jr. said Trachell Brown was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for bank fraud and... more »
November 16, 2012 2:51 PM
NEW YORK - A Bosnia-born U.S. citizen has been sentenced to life behind bars for his role in a foiled suicide-bomb plot on New York City subways in 2008. Adis Medunjanin received the sentence Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors had accused Medunjanin and two high school classmates of... more »
November 14, 2012 4:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 29-year-old Baton Rouge woman has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for the stabbing death of her boyfriend after an argument at their home. State District Judge Bonnie Jackson sentenced Katina Carter, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, in the July 15th death of 26-year-old Ladrian... more »
November 14, 2012 8:07 AM
CLEVELAND - A woman sentenced to stand at the curb with an embarrassing sign for driving on the sidewalk past a stopped school bus has served out the second half of her two-hour punishment.
The sentencing judge, unhappy that Shena Hardin was smoking and texting during Tuesday's hour, had... more »
November 8, 2012 12:40 PM
PHOENIX - The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly Arizona shooting rampage is watching and listening as victims speak, showing little emotion or reaction. Jared Loughner is being sentenced to life in prison for killing six people and wounding many more, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Mark Kelly, Giffords' husband,... more »
October 29, 2012 4:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced Jonathan Murray, one of the men connected to the 2010 shooting which injured a Baton Rouge "Good Samaritan", to 35 years at hard labor for his part in the crime.
Murray pleaded guilty in April to armed robbery and taking part in a... more »
October 16, 2012 4:33 PM
LAFAYETTE - A former Leesville police chief has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number. U.S. District Judge Richard Haik on Tuesday sentenced 51-year-old Bobby Hickman to 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Federal... more »
October 12, 2012 12:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced Leandre Bell, the man convicted of killing the brother-in-law of Baton Rouge's former police chief, to life in prison today.
Bell, was convicted of two counts of murder and a host of other charges, including armed robbery.
Leandre Bell was formally sentenced... more »
October 9, 2012 10:06 AM
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall.
The sentence means the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach will be in prison at... more »
September 24, 2012 4:28 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A former university professor has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing three of her colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting. The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop on Monday. Amy Bishop, a former professor at the... more »
September 20, 2012 1:25 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - A Taiwanese company has been fined $500 million and two of its former top executives sentenced to three years in prison for their leading roles in a global LCD screen price-fixing conspiracy. The sentences handed down Thursday are among the harshest penalties ever given in an antitrust... more »
September 11, 2012 4:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman who worked as a patient recruiter for several Louisiana medical equipment companies has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her role in a Medicare fraud scheme. U.S. District Judge James Brady in Baton Rouge also on Tuesday ordered 47-year-old Karen Rayburn to pay... more »
July 30, 2012 5:14 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado prosecutors charged the suspect in the Aurora movie theater shooting with multiple counts for each victim to create more options during sentencing, if he's convicted. James Holmes was charged with 24 counts of murder, two each for the 12 people killed, and 116 counts of attempted... more »
July 18, 2012 5:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans rapper who pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm and conspiring to obstruct justice has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Christopher Dorsey, known as "BG," also was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan to three years of supervised release following... more »
June 25, 2012 6:07 PM
SALT LAKE CITY- A legal scholar says unconventional sentences that seek to shame defendants are steadily increasing and turning state courts into circus shows. A 13-year-old Utah girl received such a punishment recently in juvenile court after cutting a 3-year-old girl's hair with dollar-store scissors. George Washington University Professor Jonathan... more »
June 14, 2012 7:09 AM
HOUSTON - If federal prosecutors have their way, former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford could receive a prison sentence that spans two centuries for bilking investors out of more than $7 billion in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.
The 62-year-old Stanford is set to be... more »
May 14, 2012 7:29 PM
A man who beat a 12-year-old with a pool cue and was identified via Facebook photos got 20-years in prison in New York. Scott miles is also a registered sex-offender. The judge who sentenced him says he turned the boy's house into a "house of terror." Police don't know why... more »
April 26, 2012 1:10 PM
WEST BATON ROUGE - The Port Allen councilman caught up in 2009's Operation Blighted Officials sting received a lenient sentence in court Thursday due to his cooperation with authorities.
A federal judge sentenced former Port Allen City Councilman Johnny Johnson to 6 months in a half-way house and 2... more »
April 19, 2012 10:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced Trucko Stampley, who was convicted in February of shooting and killing four Baton Rouge residents in their home, to four life sentences today.
Stampley was found guilty on four counts of first-degree murder back on Feb. 3. He was accused of killing Marie... more »
April 11, 2012 11:39 AM
PRATTVILLE - Authorities in central Alabama say a man has been given a three-day jail sentence for contempt of court for wearing so-called saggy pants. Twenty-year-old LaMarcus D. Ramsey was in Autauga County Circuit Court on Tuesday to enter a plea on a charge of receiving stolen property. Circuit Judge... more »
March 28, 2012 11:07 AM
THIBODAUX- A Raceland man has pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine and sentenced to 23 years in prison. The Comet report 33-year-old Juanches Shelby was originally charged with seven drug crimes. Assistant District Attorney Rene Gautreaux said the Lafourche Parish District Attorney's Office dismissed all but one and agreed not to... more »
March 20, 2012 7:12 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Defense attorneys are asking a federal judge to order a new trial, throw out the conviction or overturn the death sentence for a former New Orleans police officer found guilty of arranging a woman's murder in 1994. The request filed Monday by a Capital Appeals Project attorney... more »
March 16, 2012 11:45 AM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life has been convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in a case that exploded into the headlines when the victim of the snooping committed suicide. Twenty-year-old Dharun... more »
February 16, 2012 4:22 AM
DETROIT - The government expects at least five passengers will speak in court at the sentencing of a Nigerian man who admits trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas 2009. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison Thursday, four months after pleading guilty in... more »
January 17, 2012 7:01 PM
BATON ROUGE-- Fomer New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson will spend eleven years in a federal prison for racketeering and fraud. Judge Brian Jackson sentenced Nelson Tuesday afternoon, telling Nelson, "This kind of conduct is intolerable. The people of New Roads trusted you. You took an other that you would put... more »
January 13, 2012 7:32 PM
A Catholic Priest in Summerlin, Nevada got three years in federal prison for stealing $650,000 dollars from his parish to support his gambling habit. Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe had no reaction when the judge chided him for abusing his position of trust but there were muffled sobs from his supporters in... more »
December 29, 2011 3:01 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana appeals court has upheld the murder conviction and life imprisonment sentence of rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller for a teenager's 2002 shooting death. A three-judge panel from the state's 5th Circuit Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected Miller's argument that he didn't get a fair trial.... more »
November 29, 2011 12:07 PM
LOS ANGELES - The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson has been sentenced to the maximum term of four years behind bars.
Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced Tuesday, three weeks after a jury convicted the cardiologist of involuntary manslaughter. The judge chastised him for a "horrific violation of trust"... more »
November 10, 2011 11:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge sentenced two daycare workers today after they pleaded guilty to negligent homicide for the death of a child in their care back in 2009.
Kyandrea Thomas and Michelle Veals were both given a five-year suspended sentence with five years probation as part... more »
October 20, 2011 7:37 PM
A father who abandoned his 14-year-old daughter to the custody of her unfit mother in Philadelphia faces 21/2 to 5 years in prison because she starved to death. In addition, two social workers who failed Danieal Kelly got the same sentence. Daniel Kelly left his daughter in a squalid apartment... more »
October 12, 2011 3:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former White Castle mayor Maurice Brown received a ten-year sentence today for his conviction on federal racketeering and bribery charges.
Brown was also sentenced to two years of supervised release after his prison term is complete, and ordered to pay a $5,513 fine.
Brown was... more »
October 6, 2011 4:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Larry Sterling and Ikey Washington, who were accused of being involved with the murder of a Georgia man at a Baton Rouge restaurant, pleaded guilty and were sentenced today.
Authorities said the two were working with Antonius Jones, who was convicted in August of killing David... more »
September 15, 2011 3:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced a Baton Rouge tax preparer today after she pleaded guilty to filing for more than $120,000 in bogus tax refunds.
U. S. District Court Judge Brian Jackson gave Melissa Edwards 30 months in prison and ordered her to pay more than $56,000 in... more »
August 29, 2011 2:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - Judge Louis Daniel sentenced Antonius Jones to life without parole this morning for shooting and killing a man in a Baton Rouge Waffle House last year.
Before Jones was sentenced, Daniel told Jones his actions left a mark on this community.
"The victim's family will... more »
August 29, 2011 10:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced Antonio Jones, 21, to life without parole this morning for shooting and killing a man in a Baton Rouge Waffle House last year.
Jones was convicted this past May of killing David George Demersseman, 54, during a robbery attempt at the restaurant last... more »
August 15, 2011 7:21 PM
A man who pleaded guilty to trying to illegally export missile parts to Iran from the U.S. is going to federal prison for four years. Davoud Baniameri attempted to buy parts from a company in Illinois that was controlled by law enforcement. The U.S. Attorney in Chicago says Baniameri endangered... more »
August 11, 2011 11:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - Former White Castle Mayor Maurice Brown has learned he could be sentenced to a prison term ranging from 19 years to 24 years for his March conviction on federal racketeering and fraud charges.
The Advocate reports Brown's sentencing was postponed indefinitely Wednesday by U.S. District Judge... more »
July 29, 2011 1:02 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - A former Assumption Parish sheriff's lieutenant will serve five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised probation, for tampering with evidence in hundreds of narcotics cases.
The Advocate reports state District Judge Jane Triche-Milazzo sentenced 46-year-old Louis Lambert of Labadieville on Thursday.
Lambert, who... more »
July 7, 2011 10:51 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. - A court official says Casey Anthony is going to be released from jail next Wednesday following her conviction for lying to authorities who were investigating the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
Anthony was sentenced to four years in jail earlier Thursday, but she is receiving... more »
July 5, 2011 12:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former Governor Edwin Edwards will be released tomorrow morning from his home confinement.
The director of the Ecumenical House confirmed to News 2 Edwards would sign the paperwork Wednesday morning that would end that portion of his sentence for a bribery and extortion conviction.
Edwards... more »
March 28, 2011 12:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - A district judge sentenced 18-year-old India Hickman to 15 years in prison for stabbing another girl to death during a fight last year in Baton Rouge.
Hickman had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of 15-year-old Eltonique Clark during a fight in... more »
March 23, 2011 1:58 PM
CLINTON - A state district judge says he wished he could sentence a 21-year-old Hammond man to more than five years in prison for the shooting death of a Clinton man in a July 2009 drug deal.
The Advocate reports District Judge George H. Ware Jr. sentenced Anthony Manzella... more »
March 17, 2011 11:23 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been sentenced in the 2008 attempted murder of two Monroe police officers.
Gilbert M. Tyler of Monroe was convicted last year on one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of attempted second-degree murder.
The News-Star reports state District... more »
March 2, 2011 3:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announces a life sentence was handed down for the explosives crime that severely injured an Arkansas doctor.
Earlier this week, former Arkansas doctor Randeep Mann was sentenced in the U.S. Eastern... more »
February 10, 2011 11:58 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE - A 35-year-old Pierre Part man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his mother to death in 2008. The Advocate reports that state District Judge Jane Triche-Milazzo sentenced Charles Gaspard on Tuesday. An Assumption Parish jury found Gaspard guilty of second-degree murder on Aug. 6 in... more »
February 9, 2011 4:59 PM
GONZALES – Four members of the Bandido motorcycle gang pleaded guilty today to lesser changes in a shooting that took place last year outside an Ascension Parish bar. Joe Flores pleaded guilty to attempted manslaughter and two counts of second-degree battery today, according to court documents. As part of his... more »
January 26, 2011 7:34 PM
A judge in Massachusetts gave a teacher probation when she pleaded guilty to statutory rape for running off with a 15-year old student because he says he does not see her as a sexual predator. Lisa Lavoie and the boy were found in West Virginia after they were reported missing... more »
January 12, 2011 11:17 AM
BATON ROUGE – Vernon Kennedy has been sentenced to life in prison 25 years after he killed a woman in her Baton Rouge home. The sentence was handed down today in district court. Kennedy was convicted Dec. 3 for raping and beating 19-year-old Tina Marie Kristynik to death in 1985.... more »
January 10, 2011 7:30 PM
Its three-years in prison for former congressman Tom DeLay of Texas for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to candiates in 2002. The sentence from a state judge comes after DeLay was convicted in October. The former House Majority Leader, known as the "Hammer", had faced... more »
January 6, 2011 1:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has refused to reduce a prison sentence for a former Louisiana lawmaker who pleaded guilty to helping an unlicensed bond broker launder money. Former state Sen. Derrick Shepherd had asked U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in November to reduce his prison sentence from 37... more »
December 22, 2010 3:00 PM
SALEM, Ore. - A jury has handed down death sentences for a man and his son who were convicted of planting a bomb that killed two Oregon police officers. The sentences for 59-year-old Bruce Turnidge and 34-year-old Joshua Turnidge were read in a Salem courtroom Wednesday. Prosecutors say the pair... more »
December 22, 2010 2:40 PM
ST. MARTINVILLE - A state judge gives a 40-year-old Baton Rouge man the maximum -- 20 years -- for shooting a state trooper at a traffic stop in St. Martin Parish. Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars tells The Advocate that District Judge James McClelland also gave Tyrone Mack 15 years... more »
December 22, 2010 10:43 AM
GULFPORT, Miss. - A federal judge in Mississippi has sentenced a man to 30 years in prison on charges of coercing an underage girl to pose for child pornography with poisonous snakes. John Joseph Maillet pleaded guilty in September to one count of production of child pornography. He was sentenced... more »
December 2, 2010 6:34 AM
COVINGTON - A state judge has sentenced Kendra Talley to 10 years in prison for participating in the shooting death of her husband two weeks before Christmas 2004. Last month, Talley pleaded guilty to manslaughter and possession of crystal meth. She had been facing a second-degree murder charge in the... more »
December 1, 2010 6:37 AM
LAFAYETTE - After receiving a 14-year prison sentence on a child pornography charge, Larry Caillier II told a federal judge that he was innocent and that his attorneys had persuaded him to accept a plea deal. Caillier, a former Opelousas High School teacher, was accused of receiving a sexually explicit... more »
November 9, 2010 6:02 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A Metairie man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for illegally inflating an orthodontic company's revenues and assets while he was the chief financial officer. Bartholomew Frank Palmisano Jr. was sentenced for falsifying corporate records and lying to auditors and accountants. He was... more »
November 2, 2010 3:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - Demond Cook, the convicted felon who escaped custody and was re-captured after a 12-hour manhunt on Oct. 19, was given a life sentence today in Baton Rouge district court.
The District Attorney's Office said Cook stipulated to prosecutor's argument that he was an habitual offender, and... more »
September 24, 2010 4:19 PM
A 44-year-old New Orleans man, who was decked out in a dress and wig when he robbed two fast-food restaurants, has been sentenced to 247 years in prison. State District Judge Julian Parker on Thursday sentenced Darryl Robinson under the state's habitual offender statute. He received 49 years on an... more »
September 11, 2010 10:30 AM
A 23-year-old Folsom woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for wrecking her car while high on marijuana, leading to the death of a friend. Angela Sour pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide. A judge in Covington said three of the seven years would be served without parole.... more »
September 10, 2010 6:31 AM
A Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate who escaped and stayed on the run for four days last year had two years added to his life sentence. Henry Smith pleaded guilty in state district court in St. Francisville to simple escape and drew a two-year sentence that is to run consecutively to... more »
September 3, 2010 10:16 AM
A state district judge in Vernon Parish has ordered a 66-year-old Leesville man to spend a year in jail and repay nearly $21,000 to owners of timber he was convicted of burning. The Daily Leader reports that Judge Vernon B. Clark sentenced Darrell Wayne Westmoreland to six years at hard... more »
August 24, 2010 7:38 PM
A man who kidnapped a boy in Tennessee and brought him to Slidell was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a federal judge. Jerry Wayne Dunn pleaded guilty to kidnapping and was sentenced Tuesday in Greenville, Tennessee. He admits he lured a boy from Mountain City with video games... more »
August 13, 2010 6:30 AM
A 38-year-old Donaldsonville man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 shooting death of his girlfriend in a Belle of Baton Rouge Casino parking lot. Patrick Wilson apologized to the family of Evindra Simon shortly before he was sentenced but said the shooting was accidental. An East... more »
August 13, 2010 5:56 AM
A 39-year-old man will be sentenced in September after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a fatal 2007 shooting outside a Baton Rouge nightclub. Patrick Ovide of Baton Rouge was charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 18, 2007, shooting death of 29-year-old Randy Wilson of Baton Rouge. Manslaughter is punishable... more »
July 30, 2010 8:37 PM
A 21-year-old man who intentionally vomited on a spectator and his eleven-year-old daughter at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game got three months in jail and community service. The judge says the community service should include cleaning ballpark toilets and trash. Matthew Clemmens pleaded guilty to assault, harrassment and disorderly conduct.... more »
July 22, 2010 6:07 AM
A 54-year-old Houston man faces a possible life prison sentence after being convicted in Shreveport on a federal charge of conspiring to distribute cocaine. Kenneth Clark was found guilty late Tuesday. Authorities say he served as a courier who moved kilo-sized quantities of cocaine to Louisiana. Much of the cocaine... more »
July 21, 2010 8:06 AM
Craig A. Oliphant will be sentenced in October on a vehicular homicide charge in Morehouse Parish. Oliphant, who was set for trial Monday, pleaded guilty rather than go to trial. State police say Oliphant was arrested Feb. 8, 2009 after he allegedly hit two pedestrians on U.S. Highway 165 north... more »
July 8, 2010 7:12 AM
The Louisiana Supreme Court reinstated the 30-year sentence of a woman who pleaded guilty to killing one person and injuring three others while driving under the influence of legal and illegal drugs. Marilyn LeBlanc pleaded guilty in March 2008 to one count of vehicular homicide and three counts of negligent... more »
June 22, 2010 7:16 AM
Accused serial killer Jeffery Lee Guillory's attempt to get his sentence reduced in an unrelated case has been denied. State District Judge Edwin Rubin upheld his original sentence of 50 years at hard labor without benefit of probation or parole for Guillory for the attempted murder of a Lafayette woman.... more »
June 10, 2010 9:29 AM
The conviction of a Springhill man serving a life sentence plus 25 years for raping and molesting two young family members has been reversed. The appeals court agreed with Donny D. Carper's complaint about the prosecution's failure to allow him to confront his accusers face-to-face. He also contended trial judge... more »
June 10, 2010 7:54 AM
An appeals court has upheld the manslaughter charge and sentence imposed on Daniel Pegues, who was accused of killing an off-duty sheriff's deputy. Pegues was found guilty in the shooting death of Calcasieu Deputy Alan Inzer. The attorney for Pegues argued that he was denied a fair trial because the... more »
June 2, 2010 10:01 AM
A Picayune, Miss., man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a two-vehicle accident that killed a 21-year-old Slidell man.
The Times-Picayune reports 50-year-old Maurice Tassin had been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of John M. Todd after the June 15, 2007,... more »
May 28, 2010 5:21 AM
A Zachary man received a deferred two-year prison sentence for the June 2008 hit-and-run death of a St. Francisville pedestrian. Darryl Whittington will serve two years of supervised probation and pay a $1,000 fine. He pleaded no contest to hit-and-run driving after his indictment in the death of Angela Davis... more »
May 25, 2010 6:32 AM
A 49-year-old Prairieville man received an eight-year sentence in a deadly hit-and-run. Adam J. May pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run. He was sentenced to eight years at hard labor in the 2009 death of Jeremy Michael Wendt. May ran off La. Highway 447, struck Wendt and continued without stopping. more »
April 28, 2010 2:24 PM
A 49-year-old Mandeville doctor has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining painkillers and other controlled substances.
U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. sentenced Paul E. Nathan on Wednesday.
Nathan pleaded guilty in January to prescribing painkillers and sleep aids after he was barred... more »
April 26, 2010 11:33 AM
A 24-year-old man from Prairieville will serve two 28 year jail terms concurrently after pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter.
Blake Cannon Reine was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Opelousas. He fled the scene and led a police officer on a chase. That's when he ran a... more »