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  • Motorist convicted in 2012 death of bicyclist

    October 18, 2014 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A jury in Baton Rouge has convicted a motorist in connection with a 2012 accident that killed one bicyclist and seriously injured another. A six-person jury convicted Joseph Branch of vehicular homicide and negligent injuring. The Advocate reports that jurors deliberated for an hour before... more »
  • James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies

    September 27, 2014 3:48 PM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73. Traficant was seriously injured Tuesday after a vintage tractor flipped over on him as... more »
  • Ville Platte Man Convicted of Armed Robbery in 2011; Second Defendant to be tried in August

    August 2, 2014 9:59 PM

    A trial of two Ville Platte men ended with a jury finding one man guilty and a verdict deadlocked for the second man on charges stemming from a robbery of more than $11,000 from a truck stop and a casino in St. Landry Parish, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced.... more »
  • Man convicted of killing 2; bodies found in trunk

    June 28, 2014 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been convicted in the 2011 drug-related slaying of a woman and her boyfriend. The Advocate reports 33-year-old Patrick James Ramirez will face a mandatory term of life in prison when state District Judge Mike Erwin sentences him July 17. Jaydee... more »
  • Man convicted of manslaughter in 2012 slayings

    June 15, 2014 4:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 23-year-old man who had been charged with murder has been convicted on lesser charges in a robbery left three people dead and two wounded. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports that on Friday, jurors convicted Jubbard Price of two counts of negligent homicide and five counts of simple... more »
  • After released in error, man convicted of armed robbery in prison for life

    June 7, 2014 3:43 AM

    BURLINGTON, CO (KDVR/CNN) - A man broke his silence from behind bars, speaking out about spending the rest of his life in prison. Rene Lima-Marin was 19 years old when he robbed two video stores armed with a gun. He served 10 years and was released in April... more »
  • Convicted ex-St. Tammany coroner reports to prison

    April 12, 2014 7:09 PM

    POLLOCK, La. (AP) - Former St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan has reported to federal prison to begin serving his two-year sentence. NOLA.comThe Times-Picayune reports that Galvan was taken into custody Friday at a minimum security federal prison camp in Pollock, La. Galvan resigned as coroner in October and later... more »
  • Suspect convicted of ordering killing of witness

    January 10, 2014 9:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury convicted a Los Angeles man of orchestrating the killing of a New Orleans witness in order to protect a sprawling, multi-state drug operation. Federal officials say Quenshey Mitchell, a member of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crip gang in Los Angeles, was the architect... more »
  • Mansura man convicted in Jonesville triple killing

    December 23, 2013 7:00 AM

    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - A 43-year-old Mansura man has been convicted of killing his girlfriend's mother, sister and brother-in-law. The Natchez Democrat reports that a Catahoula Parish jury convicted Lee John Ponthieux Jr. last week on three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Annie Bell Adams and Edris... more »
  • Woman Convicted in Pit Bull Attack

    October 23, 2013 9:42 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A state district judge found a 21-year-old woman guilty of criminal negligence for an April 2012 incident in which her pit bull attacked an 8-year-old girl. The Advocate reports Judge Bruce Bennett sentenced Natalie Newton, of Roseland, to six months after a 2 1/2-hour bench trial.... more »
  • Man convicted in Ponchatoula stabbing death

    May 17, 2013 8:47 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A Tangipahoa Parish jury has convicted a 33-year-old Springfield man of second-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the stabbing death of 65-year-old Rube Rogers, of Ponchatoula. The Advocate reports Eric Maurer was accused of killing the man who raised him and then fleeing with his real... more »
  • Bogalusa man convicted in 2011 BR slaying

    February 4, 2013 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 25-year-old Bogalusa man faces an automatic sentence of life in prison for killing a sleeping Baton Rouge man in 2011. The Advocate reports that Anthony Peters was convicted Friday night of second-degree murder of 41-year-old Gregory King. State District Judge Richard Anderson scheduled sentencing... more »
  • Dentist convicted of Medicaid fraud

    July 5, 2012 6:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Shreveport dentist has been placed on probation for five years, including two years of home incarceration, for Medicaid fraud. The Advocate reports that State District Judge Lou Daniel also ordered Dr. David Earl Reed to pay a $1,000 fine and $1,100 in restitution, and... more »
  • Former nurse convicted of sexual battery

    April 20, 2012 9:37 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - After deliberating less than an hour, Rapides Parish jury has convicted a former registered nurse in the sexual assault of an appendectomy patient in May 2009 as the victim recovered from surgery. The Town Talk reports Phillip Raines faces up to 10 years in prison without... more »
  • Man convicted of raping girl gets life term

    April 6, 2012 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man convicted Feb. 1 of aggravated rape of an 11-year-old girl in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison. After the sentencing, The Advocate reports Leron Clark's attorney blasted East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors for being uncompromising in the case.... more »
  • Woman convicted in slaying

    March 22, 2012 10:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - After deliberating for less than two hours, a Lafayette Parish jury has convicted Debra Sue Hewitt in the 2010 slaying of her boyfriend. Hewitt and John Clifford Romine were both accused in the killing of 47-year-old Dwayne Ball, whose decomposing body was found five to six... more »
  • Man convicted of dumping waste into Red River

    March 22, 2012 10:51 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A federal jury has convicted a Shreveport man of several violations including the dumping of untreated wastewater directly into the Red River. The Times reports John Tuma, former president of ARKLA Disposal Services Inc. was convicted Wednesday of dumping wastewater without a permit, discharging untreated wastewater... more »
  • Slidell man convicted in house fire

    February 20, 2012 9:37 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A Slidell man, caught backing out of the driveway of a flaming house with a burned thumb and a bottle of gasoline on the floorboard of his BMW, was convicted of aggravated arson by a St. Tammany Parish jury. The Times-Picayune reports Carl Anthony Duperon, 55,... more »
  • Des Allemands Man Convicted in Bar Brawl

    October 16, 2011 11:36 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Des Allemands, La., offshore worker who faced decades in prison for his role in a September 2009 bar fight that left two people hurt was convicted Thursday of lesser offenses. The Courier reported ( a Lafourche Parish jury deliberated about 45 minutes before finding 27-year-old... more »
  • Man Convicted of Killing Wife, Stepdaughter

    May 13, 2011 9:23 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - A White Castle man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his wife and stepdaughter. Prosecutors said 62-year-old Ervin Allen Sr. left divorce court proceedings in Plaquemine on June 12, 2007, drove to his home, then shot his wife in the back... more »
  • Man Convicted in 1989 Rape Case

    May 13, 2011 9:03 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A jury in Lafayette has convicted a man of raping an 18-year-old girl over 20 years ago. Charles Paul Celestine faces a mandatory life prison sentence after being found guilty Thursday of aggravated rape. The victim was attacked while walking to her home on Aug. 29,... more »
  • Convicted Killer Threatens Jury, Faces Death

    March 27, 2011 11:38 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A 28-year-old Jefferson Parish man convicted of killing a store clerk in 2005 opted to take the stand during the sentencing phase of his trial and he told the jury he'd like to kill them all. He told one juror he wanted to cut his head... more »
  • Lake Charles woman convicted in shooting death

    December 3, 2010 9:07 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish jury has convicted a 40-year-old Lake Charles woman in the shooting death of her boyfriend. Jurors deliberated less than an hour Thursday before finding Renee Tyler guilty in the second-degree murder of 34-year-old Elliot T. Thomas. The American Press reports that state... more »
  • Cottonport man convicted of slaying girlfriend

    November 8, 2010 7:55 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - It took a jury only 25 minutes to unanimously find Terry Day of Cottonport guilty of second-degree murder in the January stabbing death of his girlfriend. Day was convicted last week in the stabbing death of 33-year-old Aime Marie Harris. Autopsy reports showed Harris had been... more »
  • Ex-state Sen. Charles Jones convicted in tax case

    August 23, 2010 5:20 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A federal jury on Monday found former state Sen. Charles D. Jones guilty of tax evasion and other tax charges. Jurors took about three hours before convicting Jones, 60, of Monroe, of filing two false tax returns and one count of tax evasion. Jones, who's also... more »
  • Monroe Man Convicted in 2008 Death

    August 21, 2010 4:05 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Monroe man has been convicted in the beating and stabbing death of another man in 2008. The News-Star reports that a jury in Monroe convicted Lavern "Pee Wee" Hampton of second-degree murder on Friday. The crime O-arries a mandatory life sentence. The victim was 58-year-old... more »
  • Life Sentence Being Pushed For Man Convicted Of Child Molestation

    July 15, 2010 5:38 PM

    Lance Barton, 51, whose record of child molestation dates back to 1984 in different cities across Louisiana, will probably be spending the rest of his life behind bars after his conviction Thursday in District Court at the Acadia Parish Courthouse. Judge Glennon Everett presided over the case. He also still... more »
  • Man Who Held Gun to Boy's Head Convicted

    July 3, 2010 4:50 PM

    MARRERO, La. (AP) - A jury has convicted a man of holding up a Marrero barber shop by putting a gun to the head of a 9-year-old boy in the barber's chair. The Times-Picayune reports that a jury on Friday convicted 23-year-old LilRonald Williams, of Marrero, on two counts of... more »
  • RANT- Utah convicted killers sentenced to death can choose form of execution. Should they have this freedom?

    June 9, 2010 12:31 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Barring a last-minute reprieve, Ronnie Lee Gardner will be strapped into a chair, a hood will be placed over his head and a small white target will be pinned over his heart. The order will come: "Ready, aim..." The 49-year-old convicted killer will be executed... more »
  • Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing Girl

    May 27, 2010 9:20 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Mississippi man has been convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old Franklinton girl. A St. Tammany Parish jury deliberated for about an hour Tuesday before finding Skyler Jenkins, of Kokomo, Miss., guilty as charged of the sexual battery that occurred in Mandeville in June 2009.... more »
  • Iberville: Man convicted in slaying

    April 27, 2010 7:29 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. - An Iberville Parish jury has convicted Wendell Wesley in the 2007 shooting death of a 44-year-old Bayou Goula man. District Attorney Ricky Ward says the jury found Wesley guilty of second-degree murder Friday in the Feb. 2, 2007, death of 44-year-old James Bethley. A second-degree murder conviction... more »
  • Bill Would Prohibit People Convicted of Corruption From Bidding Government Projects

    April 13, 2010 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - People convicted of public corruption would be prohibited from bidding on state and local government construction projects, under a bill that received House committee approval Tuesday without objection. "We have a history of rampant corruption in Louisiana," said Rep. Walker Hines, D-New Orleans. "This bill... more »
  • Driver's Licenses Flagged For Twice-Convicted Felons

    April 6, 2010 11:59 AM

    RANT: Should driver's licenses should be flagged for people twice-convicted for felony drug offenses? Email Hoyt at We could use your RANT at 10:00. The words "drug offender" would be written in orange across the license, under the bill by Rep. Rickey Hardy, a Democrat from Lafayette. The House... more »
  • Former Welsh Chief of Police Convicted of Arson

    March 29, 2010 1:40 PM

    Former Welsh Chief of Police, Ben Thomas Richard was convicted of felony Arson with Intent to Defraud by a jury of six members on Wednesday evening. The case originated from the fire that destroyed Richard's home in Roanoke on Mach 13, 2008. Richard reportedly saw moderate smoke in the... more »

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