St. Landry

Jul 31, 2013 12:42 PM by Ian Auzenne

Gautreaux sentencing reset for Sept. 5

The sentencing for a man convicted of killing a Eunice couple has been pushed back a month.

Warren Gautreaux will now learn his fate on September 5.

Gautreaux was convicted in May on two counts of first-degree murder in the January 2006 deaths of Youric and Mary Courville.

Gautreaux attorney, Jarvis Claiborne, filed a motion seeking a new trial shortly after the Gautreaux's trial concluded. Claiborne claims two witnesses committed perjury. In addition, Claiborne says Gautreaux did not have a fair trial because he could not cross-examine the witnesses who allegedly perjured themselves.

The hearing on the motion for a new trial will also be held on September 5.

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