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  • Closing arguments set in rapper's murder trial

    May 11, 2012 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Closing arguments are set in Baton Rouge in the first-degree murder trial of rapper Torence "Lil Boosie" Hatch. The prosecution rested Thursday and the defense declined to call a witness, setting the stage for Friday's closing statements. Prosecutors contend Hatch hired Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding... more »
  • 70 freight cars burglarized

    May 11, 2012 9:05 AM

    WAGGAMAN, La. (AP) - It will take an inventory before the loss can be calculated, but officials say burglars made off with a substantial amount from 70 freight train cars. Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies told WDSU-TV Thursday that the Union Pacific Rail Road train cars were discovered to have been... more »
  • High Profile Murder Trial Ends With Not Guilty Verdict

    October 20, 2011 11:38 PM

    A high profile murder trial comes to a close in Lafayette Thursday with what some are calling an unexpected outcome. This is the second time 22-year-old Troydell Simmons appeared in court, accused of shooting a Carencro man in the head in July 2009. While the first time ended in a... more »
  • Jury selection begins Guillory's murder trial

    September 19, 2011 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jury selection is set to begin in the second-degree murder trial of suspected serial killer Jeffery Lee Guillory. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will start picking a jury Monday afternoon. The 45-year-old Guillory is charged in the strangulation of 46-year-old Renee Newman of Baton Rouge. Guillory... more »
  • Varnado Murder Trial Delayed

    August 19, 2010 7:37 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The first-degree murder trial of Michael Varnado, accused of killing a mother and her two children, has been delayed for a second time. State District Judge Ray Schutz agreed Wednesday that both the prosecution and defense need more time to prepare for the trial. Schutz ruled... more »
  • Jurors Wagered on Murder Trial

    July 29, 2010 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two jurors in the 1995 trial of a man accused in the ambush slaying of a Baton Rouge police officer have testified that jurors wagered on when Henri Broadway's capital murder trial would end. The foreman, Frank Brumley, testified Wednesday about taking part in a... more »
  • Jeffery Lee Guillory trial to begin March 2

    February 24, 2010 8:10 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Suspected serial killer Jeffery Lee Guillory is set to stand trial March 2 for an alleged attack on a Lafayette woman in 2007. The 43-year-old Guillory was arrested in December in the deaths of three women in Baton Rouge between 1999 and 2002. Guillory will first... more »
  • Trial set for Hammond man accused of murder

    January 30, 2010 2:19 PM

    AMITE, La. (AP) The trial of a Hammond man accused of first-degree murder has had his trial date set. According to Saturday's Baton Rouge Advocate, Michael Varnado, 31, will be tried July 26 in state District Judge Wayne Ray Chutz's court. Varnado is accused of smothering his girlfriend, Quantell Roberts,... more »
  • Trial Set in Cab Driver's Death

    October 27, 2009 8:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette man accused of robbing and killing a cab driver for less than $100 is set to stand trial Nov. 30. Aaron James Francois faces charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery. A grand jury indicted Francois in April. He is being held in the... more »

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