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Nov 3, 2010 8:12 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere

Louisiana Courthouse Escapee gets Life in Prison

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 34-year-old man who was on his way to a habitual offender hearing last month when he escaped from deputies outside the Baton Rouge state courthouse has been sentenced to life in prison.
Demond Cook of Baton Rouge, shackled and
dressed in a prison jumpsuit, offered no resistance during his brief appearance Tuesday before state District Judge Don Johnson.
Cook was convicted by Johnson in September on two counts each of armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping.
Cook's attorney, Margaret Lagattuta, said Cook wants to appeal his Sept. 9 armed robbery and second-degree kidnappingconvictions, and if he is successful, it could impact his habitual offender status.


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