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  • Lawyers: Evidence withheld in Angola 5 trial

    April 9, 2012 9:01 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - Attorneys appealing the conviction and death sentence of Angola 5 defendant David Brown are seeking a new trial, saying prosecutors withheld evidence. The Advocate reports the judge overseeing the Angola 5 cases postponed the trial of the next defendant last week until Sept. 24 without... more »
  • Angola 5 trial to start as planned

    February 29, 2012 10:42 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The first-degree murder trial of Angola 5 defendant Barry S. Edge will go forward in April as planned, despite the Saturday arrest of one of his defense attorneys. The Advocate reports retired Orleans Parish Judge Jerome M. Winsberg issued the ruled Tuesday following a meeting... more »
  • Jury deliberations delayed for Angola 5 defendant

    September 12, 2011 7:49 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The jury that unanimously convicted Angola inmate Robert G. Carley of first-degree murder in the 1999 death of a prison security officer began deliberations Sunday night to decide whether Carley should be put to death by lethal injection or given a life sentence for the... more »
  • Testimony under way in Angola 5 case

    September 7, 2011 10:18 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A prosecutor told a jury that Angola inmate Robert G. Carley was a leader in an escape plot that led to the death of prison security Capt. David C. Knapps nearly 12 years ago. Tommy Block, lead prosecutor in the so-called Angola 5 murder trials,... more »
  • Death sentence upheld for Angola 5 defendant

    August 17, 2011 10:32 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The state judge presiding over the Angola 5 first-degree murder cases has denied a motion to reconsider inmate Jeffrey Cameron Clark's death sentence but set an Aug. 23 hearing on funding for Clark's appeal. A jury picked in St. Tammany Parish convicted Clark of first-degree... more »
  • Judge refuses delay in trial of Angola 5 inmate

    June 14, 2011 9:55 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The judge in the Angola 5 murder cases has refused to grant another delay in the first-degree murder trial of inmate Robert G. Carley. Judge Jerome M. Winsberg told Carley attorneys Friday he expects them to be ready to start jury selection in St. Tammany... more »
  • Judge in Angola 5 case resigns

    August 13, 2010 9:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The judge hearing the trials of five Louisiana State Penitentiary inmates accused of killing a security officer nearly 11 years ago has resigned from the case, citing family health issues. Several defense attorneys told The Advocate they were shocked when retired Orleans Parish District Judge... more »

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