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  • 3 enter not guilty pleas in bail bond probe

    November 15, 2014 6:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three people indicted on charges of conspiring to write illegal bail bonds in Orleans Parish have pleaded not guilty. The New Orleans Advocate reports James Johnson and Josephine Spellman, a former employee of unlicensed bondsman Rufus Johnson, entered their pleas on Friday to charges contained in... more »
  • Mexican man pleads not guilty in woman's killing

    August 16, 2014 2:58 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Mexican man captured after an international manhunt has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, aggravated rape and aggravated burglary charges in Lake Charles. KPLC-TV reports 26-year-old Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara entered not guilty pleas Friday. Guervara took part in the hearing through an interpreter.... more »
  • Man found not guilty in theft of trooper's dog

    February 26, 2014 9:24 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - An East Feliciana Parish man accused of stealing a state trooper's mastiff last year was found not guilty following a bench trial. The Advocate reports state District Judge Michael Carmichael found Kyle Holmes not guilty Tuesday of misdemeanor theft after he was accused of stealing the... more »
  • Abbeville Man Found Not Guilty On 5th DWI Offense

    June 21, 2012 11:38 PM

    A disappointing outcome for prosecutors, as a five-time DWI offender is found not guilty. 48-year-old Steve Roy of Abbeville is already in jail, awaiting sentencing for a fourth offense DWI conviction. He faces at least 10 years in prison for that conviction. Wednesday would have been his fifth DWI, but... more »
  • Not guilty verdict in park arson

    April 18, 2012 10:01 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - After 15 minutes of deliberation, a Lake Charles jury found Seth Arceneaux not guilty of starting the blaze that destroyed Millennium Park in January 2011. Millennium Park, a wooden playground built by volunteers, burned in the early morning of Jan. 9, 2011. It has since... more »
  • Ex-official pleads not guilty in corruption case

    January 31, 2012 5:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former Jefferson Parish official has pleaded not guilty to concealing federal crimes in a case spawned by a corruption probe that already has resulted in charges against a former parish president. Although 51-year-old Timothy Whitmer pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of misprision of... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty to sex crime charges

    January 24, 2012 10:55 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 45-year-old Sulphur man accused of committing sex crimes against juveniles has pleaded not guilty in state district court. The American Press reports Damon T. Skipper was indicted on one count of aggravated rape, along with his wife, 33-year-old Janice R. Skipper, on Jan 5.... more »
  • Reaction to Casey Anthony Not-Guilty Verdict

    July 5, 2011 11:19 PM

    Reaction to the not-guilty verdict in the Casey Anthony trial has been pouring in across Acadiana, many with mixed emotions. "I think a lot of us thought that she was going to be proven guilty, so to see that she's not guilty is kind of a shock," said John... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty in killing of LaPlace teen

    January 13, 2011 5:59 AM

    EDGARD, La. (AP) - The man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl in LaPlace has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge in the death. Earnest Joseph III, 27, entered the plea Wednesday during a brief court appearance in Edgard. A St. John the Baptist Parish grand jury indicted... more »
  • Calcasieu assessor pleads not guilty

    November 23, 2010 11:14 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish Tax Assessor Richard Cole will face jury trial May 16 on two felony counts of malfeasance. Cole pleaded not guilty Monday in state district court. He was not present for the arraignment proceedings. His plea was entered in writing by Cole's lawyer, Walt... more »
  • Former Avoyelles Parish sheriff, others acquitted

    November 3, 2010 9:42 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Former Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Bill Belt, his wife and his sister have been acquitted of all counts in their federal conspiracy trial. Belt, his wife, Tracy and his sister, Julie Bernard, were found not guilty Wednesday afternoon of alleged crimes related to the operation of a... more »
  • Louisiana Man Pleads not Guilty in Infant Son's Death

    October 28, 2010 8:44 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A 38-year-old West Monroe man has pleaded not guilty in the Sept. 16 death of his infant son. James Edward "Juicy" Clampit, who was charged with one count of negligent homicide, entered his plea on Wednesday. Police say the 11-month-old boy's death was attributed to a... more »
  • Roger Clemens Pleads Not Guilty

    August 30, 2010 3:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying to Congress about whether he used steroids or human growth hormone. When asked for a plea by U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, the retired Major League Baseball pitcher said in a clear voice:... more »
  • New not guilty pleas in post-Katrina case

    August 19, 2010 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Five current and former New Orleans police officers have pleaded not guilty to a new indictment by a federal grand jury earlier this month. The Times-Picayune reports the officers entered their new pleas on Thursday. The new indictment altered only one charge against former officer David... more »
  • 2 Enter Not Guilty Pleas in Sex Cases

    August 17, 2010 8:53 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two people recently indicted in unrelated federal child-sex cases have pleaded not guilty in Lafayette federal court. Gueydan Fire Chief Lindsey Troy LeBlanc pleaded innocent Monday to two counts of attempting to receive child pornography and one count of attempting to coerce a minor to engage... more »
  • Man Accused of Shooting at People Pleads Not Guilty

    August 12, 2010 5:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi man who federal prosecutors say fired a shotgun at three black men in a racially-motivated attack following Hurricane Katrina has pleaded not guilty to all five counts he faces. Roland Bourgeois Jr., a 47-year-old white man from Columbia, Miss., is accused of opening fire... more »
  • White Castle Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty

    July 22, 2010 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - White Castle Police Chief Mario D. Brown has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge to 11 criminal charges including racketeering, bribery and wire fraud. A federal indictment issued July 7 alleges that Brown provided political favors for businessmen promoting Cifer 5000,... more »
  • 3 Officers Plead Not Guilty in Katrina Shootings

    July 14, 2010 8:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three police officers charged in the killing of two unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina and a cover-up that followed pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and Officer Anthony Villavaso stood before a federal magistrate in green... more »
  • Officers Charged In Shooting Deaths On Danziger Bridge Pleaded Not Guilty

    July 14, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three of the officers charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed residents on the Danziger Bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath have entered not guilty pleas. Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and officer Anthony Villavaso made their initial court appearances in New Orleans on Wednesday.... more »
  • Man Pleads Not Guilty In Elizabeth Fontenot Death

    July 8, 2010 6:44 PM

    In Evangeline Parish a man accused of murdering a Ville Platte teen says he's not guilty. 34-year old Ordesto Toussant was arraigned today for the murder of 18-year old Elizabeth Fontenot. The district attorney told us he confessed to the crime and his DNA was found on the... more »
  • Man Accused In Boating Deaths Pleads Not Guilty

    December 8, 2009 4:19 PM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - A 53-year-old Lafayette man indicted after a deadly boating crash that killed three people last May has pleaded not guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide. WAFB-TV reports Jerry Jordan appeared Tuesday in state district court in New Roads. The accident happened on False River... more »

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