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  • Grand Jury to Decide if Enough Evidence in Shunick Case

    July 18, 2012 3:21 PM

    A grand jury will meet today to decide if there's enough evidence to indict Brandon Scott Lavergne, the man charged with aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder of Mickey Shunick. Brandon Lavergne will not make the walk from the Lafayette Parish Jail to the courthouse today. District Attorney Mike Harson... more »
  • Teen book with manslaughter to face grand jury

    March 29, 2012 9:58 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge has ruled that Assumption Parish sheriff's investigators had probable cause to arrest a 15-year-old Dorseyville boy on a manslaughter count in a March 8 fatal stabbing of another teen. The Advocate reports Wednesday's ruling by Judge Ralph Tureau means the teen will... more »
  • Grand jury hears evidence Fri. in boy's beheading

    August 26, 2011 6:55 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Lafourche Parish grand jury is to hear evidence against a 30-year-old Thibodaux man who allegedly confessed to beheading his disabled 7-year-old son. Prosecutors will ask the panel convened Friday to indict Jeremiah Wright, who was booked Aug. 14 with first-degree murder of Jori Lirette. Jori... more »
  • Judge sends La. priest's slaying to grand jury

    August 19, 2011 9:45 AM

    WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) - A judge ruled Thursday there's sufficient evidence for a grand jury to hear the case of a 31-year-old man charged with fatally shooting a 70-year-old Louisiana priest at a Mississippi beach house. Authorities say Jeremy Wayne Manieri, a convicted sex offender, confessed that he shot the... more »
  • Grand jury charges man in shooting

    August 12, 2011 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted a 28-year-old man in the April 1 drive-by shooting death of a woman. The Advocate reports Jonathan Dewayne York was charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of 37-year-old Shantell Johnese. Baton Rouge police have said... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in fatal shooting

    July 29, 2011 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of accidentally shooting a friend during a fight with another man has been indicted on a manslaughter charge. On Thursday, an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury accused Joshua K. Daigre of fatally shooting 19-year-old Larry Williams on March... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in robbery, slaying

    July 28, 2011 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted in the Dec. 23 shooting death of Otis Taylor. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Brandon Seals Wednesday on one count each of second-degree murder, armed robbery, attempted second-degree murder and attempted... more »
  • Family hopes grand jury brings justice in '64 case

    June 30, 2011 10:15 AM

    Rosa Williams was encouraged when she heard a grand jury was meeting about the death of her grandfather, Frank Morris, who burned to death in his Louisiana shoe shop in 1964 in a suspected Ku Klux Klan attack. But the waiting as the investigation continues in Concordia Parish is difficult... more »
  • Grand jury will hear case against principal

    June 15, 2011 10:14 AM

    RAYVILLE, La. (AP) - Richland Parish District Attorney Mack Lancaster will take accusations against a Rayville principal to a grand jury to determine whether criminal charges are warranted. Tony Guirlando, Rayville Junior High School principal, was accused in April of choking a special education student in his office. Lancaster said... more »
  • No Charges in Fatal Beating

    June 1, 2011 10:33 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Three people will not face murder charges in connection with the March beating death of a Texas man. A Lafayette Parish grand jury has chosen not to indict Jerroyd Nixon, Freddie Keal and Kizzy Ann Thomas. Each was facing one count of second-degree murder. Police arrested... more »
  • Grand Jury to Investigate Evangeline Audit

    April 18, 2011 7:44 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - District Attorney Trent Brignac says an Evangeline Parish grand jury will meet in June to determine if criminal charges will be filed after a state audit showed improprieties in Police Jury operations. According to the audit, conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office, Police Jury... more »
  • DA: Saints player's case will go to grand jury

    February 11, 2011 9:04 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - District Attorney Mike Harson says he plans to let a grand jury decide whether charges should be filed against New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith. Smith was arrested in Lafayette on Nov. 27 and booked on misdemeanor counts of domestic abuse and simple battery. Police... more »
  • N.O. cop who admitted lying to grand jury retires

    December 6, 2010 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police sergeant who admitted lying to the grand jury probing a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina has retired from the department. Cmdr. Bob Young says Sgt. Purnella Simmons - a 29-year veteran - retired Monday, but no reason was given for her... more »
  • New Orleans officer admits lying to grand jury

    November 19, 2010 10:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police sergeant testified Friday that she lied to a grand jury when she took responsibility for writing a "fabricated" report that concluded an officer was justified in fatally shooting a man after Hurricane Katrina. Sgt. Purnella Simmons, a government witness in a trial... more »
  • Couple Accused of kidnapping and Raping Jaycee Dugard Indicted by Grand Jury

    October 1, 2010 5:20 PM

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted the couple accused of kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard, who was held for 18 years in California. Phillip and Nancy Garrido were indicted on 19 counts in a process that will eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing, where their alleged... more »
  • Grand Jury Indicts a Man in Double Stabbing

    September 21, 2010 9:27 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. - A DeSoto grand jury has indicted a 35-year-old Mansfield man in connection with the Aug. 8 stabbing deaths of his estranged wife and her sister. The grand jury returned two counts of first-degree murder Monday against Stephen Rivers. Rivers is being held in the DeSoto Detention Center... more »
  • Alabama grand jury gets drug case against Russell

    August 11, 2010 8:52 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A judge sent the drug possession case against former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell to a grand jury Wednesday despite testimony that the codeine drink found at Russell's home belonged to a longtime friend. District Judge Charles McKnight questioned the credibility of the testimony given by... more »
  • Grand Jury Indicts Man, Mom in Rape

    June 3, 2010 7:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted a 25-year-old Zachary man and his 51-year-old mother on aggravated rape charges involving a young girl. The indictments of William Justin Barker and Deborah Barker allege that the molestation occurred from Aug. 1, 2007, to May... more »
  • Stephen McKay Hurst Indicted by a Grand Jury

    April 30, 2010 4:46 PM

    Stephen McKay Hurst, a teacher who allegedly allowed students to have sex in his Lafayette apartment while he filmed them has been indicted by a grand jury. Hurst has been charged with: 2 counts of Production Of Child Ponography 1 count of Attempted Production Of Child Ponography ... more »
  • Woman indicted in fatal wreck

    February 23, 2010 7:51 AM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - A Pointe Coupee Parish grand jury has indicted a Ventress woman on a count of vehicular homicide in a wreck that killed a New Roads woman in December. The grand jury on Monday also indicted 23-year-old Victoria Gosserand on a count of first-degree negligent vehicular... more »
  • St. Landry Law Officers Indicted in Opelousas

    December 9, 2009 1:18 PM

    OPELOUSAS, LA- On December 8, 2009, the St. Landry Parish Grand Jury reported to and filed the following with the 27th Judicial District Court, Judge Donald Hebert presiding: A person convicted of the crime of forcible rape shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than forty years.... more »
  • Rayne man indicted following police shooting

    October 9, 2009 9:31 AM

    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a 35-year-old Rayne man on an attempted first-degree murder charge and ruled that officers were justified in shooting him. The Feb. 10 shooting left Anthony Campbell with a gunshot wound to the head. The shooting involved both Rayne police officers and... more »

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