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  • Report: Man sentenced to life for New Orleans mall shooting

    May 18, 2017 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting that took place in 2014 at the Oakwood Mall in New Orleans, WWL reports. According to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office, 28-year-old Gary Francois was sentenced to life in prison for charges... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for Denham Springs murder

    March 29, 2017 5:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after he was charged with a 2016 murder. According to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, 25-year-old Brian Allen was charged with killing 24-year-old Derick Stewart in a shooting off of Pete's Highway south of Hwy. 190... more »
  • Ex-NFL star sentenced in Nevada attempted sex assault case

    October 27, 2016 6:07 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A judge in Las Vegas has sentenced former NFL star Darren Sharper to as many as eight years in prison for attempted sexual assault as part of a four-state plea deal. Clark County District Judge Michelle Leavitt ordered Sharper on Thursday to serve the Nevada sentence concurrently... more »
  • Baton Rouge man sentenced on child porn convictions

    October 27, 2016 10:02 AM

    GONZALES - A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man who had faced 251 counts of child pornography possession has been given a five-year prison sentence after a recent guilty plea. Phillip Rome pleaded guilty to two counts of child pornography possession and was given two 10-year prison sentences with five years... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in rape of 6-year-old

    September 20, 2016 11:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Caddo Parish man who represented himself on charges he raped a 6-year-old child in 2013 has been sentenced to life in prison. 36-year-old Anthony Larkins heard the sentence imposed on him Monday by District Judge Katherine Dorroh, who on Sept. 8 found Larkins guilty in a ruling... more »
  • Louisiana man sentenced to 5 years in fatal beating of dog

    September 13, 2016 9:06 AM

    GONZALES - A Louisiana judge has sentenced a man to five years in prison for beating his dog to death with a baseball bat. District Judge Jason Verdigets sentenced Jamari Jackson of Prairieville on Monday. Jackson had faced up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors say Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies... more »
  • Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for dealing heroin pills

    July 14, 2016 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors say a Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to nearly four years behind bars after he was convicted of dealing heroin. 31-year-old Brandon Kornbacher, also known as “Meeko,” will serve 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. In December... more »
  • Man sentenced to 45 years in prison for car wash burglaries

    June 16, 2016 6:40 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – A man responsible for several Ascension Parish car wash burglaries last year was sentenced today to 45 years in prison, according to the District Attorney's office. Hubert Bourgeois, 53, was sentenced after several similar burglaries of car washes in Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes last year.... more »
  • Teacher sentenced to 2 years for having sex with students Play Video

    May 11, 2016 11:24 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - A former teacher at an Iberville Parish school was sentenced on Wednesday to two years behind bars and another five years of supervised probation after he was found guilty of having sexual relations with three female students. Keavin Keith, an ex-teacher at the Iberville Math, Science and... more »
  • Gonzales man sentenced to 42 years for burglary of 3 homes

    April 15, 2016 10:54 AM

    GONZALES - A judge sentenced a 38-year-old man from Gonzales to 42 years in prison for aggravated burglary of three homes. Damon Delmore was found guilty of one count of aggravated burglary and two counts of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling on Nov. 10 of last year. In May... more »
  • Bourbon St. shooter receives 60-year sentence

    April 4, 2016 10:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Trung Le, convicted of manslaughter in a Bourbon Street shooting that left one person dead and another nine injured, has been sentenced to 60 years in jail. The sentence was handed down Monday in court. Le had been convicted of manslaughter in January by a jury that... more »
  • Violent felon gets 7.5 years in prison for firearm possession

    February 5, 2016 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Justice announced a man has been sentenced to more than 7 years behind bars as a result of possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon. 58-year-old Nairie Chaney, of Baton Rouge, was arrested during a traffic stop on June 30, 2014. Baton... more »
  • Amite man draws 12-year sentence in heroin case

    October 15, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says an Amite man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to three heroin distribution counts. Twenty-six-year-old Coye Dotey's 151-month sentence was handed down Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman. Prosecutors said Dotey... more »
  • Pastor investigated, sentenced in federal court Play Video

    September 15, 2015 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pastor under investigation for questionable business practices was sentenced in federal court Tuesday afternoon. Judge Brian Jackson sentenced Reginald Stewman to three years probation, calling his conduct "deceitful, dishonest and wrong." The Investigative Unit first reported on his questionable handling of special needs adults in... more »
  • Former deputy pleads guilty to helping inmate escape

    August 9, 2015 11:52 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. - A former Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 18 months for allowing an Assumption Parish prisoner to leave a jail transport van to buy drugs and the inmate didn't return. Court records show Michelle George of Moreauville pleaded guilty this week to counts of assisting... more »
  • Former postal worker sentenced for stealing

    August 8, 2015 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Authorities say a former postal worker has been sentenced to a year and 8 months in prison for stealing from the U.S. Postal Service and for using information from stolen mail for identity theft. Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson of Baton Rouge also ordered 38-year-old... more »
  • TV actor Dustin Diamond gets 4 months jail for stabbing

    June 25, 2015 11:26 AM

    PORT WASHINGTON, WI - A Wisconsin judge has sentenced TV actor Dustin Diamond to 4 months in jail for a barroom stabbing. Judge Paul Malloy on Thursday ordered Diamond to report to jail Sunday. Diamond was convicted earlier this month on two misdemeanor counts that stemmed from a Christmas Day... more »
  • Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to die

    May 15, 2015 3:39 PM

    BOSTON- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been sentenced to die by lethal injection for the 2013 terror attack. The federal jury in Massachusetts reached the decision after more than 14 hours of deliberations over three days. The 21-year-old Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 federal... more »
  • Priest sentenced to 5 years for meth distribution

    May 7, 2015 12:54 PM

    HARTFORD, CT - A suspended Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for running a meth distribution ring. Monsignor Kevin Wallin said at the hearing Thursday in Hartford federal court that, when he was arrested, it was the best day of his... more »
  • Man sentenced for dumping hazardous waste into BR water system Play Video

    April 29, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man in Baton Rouge who illegally dumped six million gallons of hazardous waste over a three-year period will not do any jail time. Roger Dies faced a lengthier sentence for his actions but was given two years federal probation instead. He also must pay hefty fines.... more »
  • Last 3 men sentenced for 2012 Gonzales home invasion triple slaying

    April 23, 2015 11:18 AM

    GONZALES - The final three men convicted in a 2012 home invasion triple murder in Gonzales have been sentenced after all reached plea bargains with prosecutors. Charlotte Guedry, spokeswoman for District Attorney Ricky Babin, said Rolando Stewart was sentenced Wednesday to 63 years in prison, while Travis Moore got 26... more »
  • Life sentence for man for making boy hold paint buckets

    February 28, 2015 4:41 PM

    ATLANTA - Prosecutors say a suburban Atlanta man who forced a boy to hold paint buckets outdoors for hours as punishment on a hot June day has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 50 years. The Fulton County District Attorney's Office says 32-year-old Omar Pitts of College Park pleaded... more »
  • Montana man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death

    February 12, 2015 12:46 PM

    HELENA, MT - A Montana man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison, with no parole for at least 20 years, in the shotgun killing of a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage. Markus Kaarma was sentenced Thursday after a Missoula jury convicted him in December... more »
  • Hammond man sentenced for stolen identity refund fraud

    November 20, 2014 2:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Hammond man accused of stealing identities to file bogus tax returns was sentenced to more than two year in prison on Thursday morning. 32-year-old Darrell Harland was ordered to pay more than $65,000 in restitution to the I.R.S. and sentenced to 32 months in prison... more »
  • 2 Houma men sentenced, fined for oyster violations

    October 14, 2014 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Terrebonne Parish men have been sentenced for illegal oyster fishing violations. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reports 39-year-old Fernando Carbajal and 25-year-old Jonathan Reyes, both of Houma, pleaded guilty before state District Judge George Lark to one count of taking oysters from an unapproved... more »
  • Nagin witness gets 1 year, 1 day

    September 10, 2014 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A businessman who pleaded guilty in a New Orleans City Hall corruption case and provided key testimony against former Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan imposed the sentence Wednesday on Rodney Williams. Williams... more »
  • Doctor pleads guilty to battery with patient

    September 4, 2014 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A doctor accused of battery and inappropriate behavior with a female patient pleaded guilty to four counts of simple battery on Thursday. Dr. Howard Gidden, 63, was sentenced to 6 months in parish prison for each count with two years of unsupervised probation, according to the... more »
  • Gerald sentenced to 70 years in prison for DWI deaths

    March 12, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man convicted of killing seven people during a drunken crash in Slaughter received a decade in jail for each of their deaths today. A judge sentenced Brett Gerald to 70 years in prison, ten years for each count of vehicular homicide he faced, and pay... more »

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