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May 14, 2013 8:59 AM by AP

State appeals suspension of never-served sentence

The Louisiana Attorney General's Office has begun an appeal of a judge's decision earlier this month to suspend a Donaldsonville resident's 1994 negligent homicide sentence.
Stanley White had been sentenced in the 1994 traffic accident death of 10-week-old Brittany Deville of St. Amant.
White, who was 19, had a blood-alcohol level of .09 percent at the time of the accident. He pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in July 1995 and was sentenced to two years. However, he was never taken into custody.
The Advocate reports that Judge Jessie LeBlanc ruled too much time had passed to enforce White's sentence. She suspended it and ordered him to serve two years of probation.
White's lawyer says White never tried to evade capture and had become a productive member of society.


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