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  • Man faces possible life sentence in gun burglary

    June 21, 2014 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge-based U.S. Attorney Walt Green's office says a federal jury has convicted a 45-year-old Lafayette man on numerous weapons charges. Joseph D. Melancon was convicted of conspiring to steal firearms and possess and sell stolen firearms; other charges on which he was convicted include... more »
  • Life sentence in drug trafficking case

    April 5, 2012 11:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Dallas man has been given a life sentence for his role in a drug trafficking ring. The Times reports that 38-year-old JeCarlos Carter was sentenced Wednesday in federal court. Carter and five co-defendants were indicted in March 2011 in Shreveport. In July, a jury found... more »
  • Baton Rouge man gets life sentence

    March 14, 2012 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 27-year-old Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to life in prison in the 2010 shooting death of a teenager. The Advocate reports Hennessy Richard Christof was convicted in December of second-degree murder in the May 2010 killing of 17-year-old Demarcus Woods. An East Baton... more »
  • Drive-by shooter gets life sentence

    July 21, 2011 9:19 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his part in the March 2010 death of 14-year-old Alexus Rankins. State District Judge Clayton Davis sentenced Sean Newton on Wednesday. Rankins was shot during a drive-by shooting near the Prien... more »
  • 4th Marijuana Conviction Lands Life Sentence

    May 6, 2011 7:50 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - After getting probation three times for marijuana convictions in New Orleans, a man moved out of the city - and landed a life prison sentence the fourth time around. Cornell Hood II was sentenced Thursday in Covington as a repeat offender following his conviction on a... more »
  • Woman gets life sentence in boyfriend's death

    February 17, 2011 10:28 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 40-year-old Lake Charles woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the shooting death of her live-in boyfriend on Feb. 29, 2010. Before sentencing Renee Tyler on Wednesday, Judge Robert Wyatt denied requests for a new trial and post-trial judgment of... more »
  • Lake Charles man gets life sentence in slaying

    December 7, 2010 9:39 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 25-year-old Lake Charles man will spend the rest of his life in prison for committing second-degree murder. State District Judge Mike Canaday sentenced Jason Lawrence Walton on Monday in the shooting death of 18-year-old Dustin Tutson. Walton was convicted Nov. 11 by 12 jurors... more »
  • Williams Pleads Guilty to Four Counts of Murder

    November 9, 2010 7:10 PM

    Major developments today in the Labor Day quadruple murder out of Lake Charles. Just two-and-a-half months after the brutal killings... the suspect pleads guilty and gets his sentence. This case moved quickly because the families and all parties involved agreed life in prison with no chance of parole was a... more »
  • Times Square attempted Bomber gets Life Sentence

    October 5, 2010 10:42 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. A judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.... 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 »
  • Leesville Man Facing Mandatory Life in Prison

    April 16, 2010 2:09 PM

    Lafayette, La.: Courtney Donell Zeno, 39, of Leesville, La., was convicted by a federal jury late yesterday afternoon following a two day trial for distribution of crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney William J. Flanagan announced. ... more »
  • Life sentence in 2006 killing

    November 11, 2009 8:26 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) A man convicted in Shreveport last month in a 2006 killing has been sentenced to life in prison. A Caddo Parish jury convicted 22-year-old Thomas Payne Horn of second-degree murder in the death of Troy Killough of Shreveport. Killough was kidnapped, beaten and shot twice in the... more »
  • Three-time felon receives life sentence

    November 5, 2009 6:40 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) A state District Court judge has sentenced a St. Charles Parish man to life in prison after the defendant was convicted in March of the armed robbery of a Vacherie bank. Prosecutors filed an habitual offender bill May 11 against 36-year-old David Dee of Hahnville, and Judge... more »

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