Louisiana man convicted of kidnap, torture, sexual abuse
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man faces a mandatory life sentence after being convicted of kidnapping, torturing and sexually abusing another man.
The Advocate reports that jurors convicted 31-year-old Almoine Lemar Powell of Baton Rouge on Friday of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated second-degree battery and two counts of second-degree sexual battery. His sentencing is scheduled Nov. 12.
Prosecutors said Powell and two housemates took the victim to a "house of horror" and tortured him for 11 hours on Aug. 3, 2017.
Trial testimony indicated that they went after him because Powell suspected he had taken a watch and ring while fixing Powell's truck earlier that day.
Powell's attorney argued that a man awaiting trial inflicted many of the injuries.
The third defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy and testified against Powell.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
News 2 Geaux: New charges for Matthew Mire
News 2 Geaux: Teens escape BR detention center overnight
Two shot, injured on Southern University campus early Friday morning
News 2 Geaux: Parish revokes Raxx Club liquor license
BR Police capture four juvenile detention center escapees; one remains at large
Fans' Choice Player of the week 6: Central's Glen Cage
Tiger fans frustrated with Coach O after loss in Lexington
Dutchtown running back Dylan Sampson breaks Eddie Lacy's career rushing record
Tackling woes, issues with defense continue to plague LSU in loss to...
LSU loses big to Kentucky, what's next for Tiger football