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  • Judge rejects sentence reconsideration

    April 6, 2014 5:33 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A state district judge has refused to reconsider a 40-year sentence he gave to a Sulphur man who pleaded guilty to 40 counts of aggravated incest. Sheldon Edward Parker pleaded guilty before Judge David Ritchie in February 2013. Parker sexually abused a girl between Jan.... more »
  • Court confirms death sentence in India gang rape

    March 13, 2014 7:41 AM

    NEW DELHI (AP) - A New Delhi court has confirmed the death penalty imposed by a lower court to four men convicted for the gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in December 2012. A special fast track court had sentenced the men in September, saying... more »
  • Ex-La. lawmaker denied early end to sentence

    September 20, 2013 4:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has refused to cut short the court's supervision of a former Louisiana lawmaker who pleaded guilty to helping an unlicensed bond broker launder money. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier sentenced former state Sen. Derrick Shepherd to 37 months in prison followed by three... more »
  • Ex-business owner gets prison sentence

    April 11, 2012 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The former owner of a now-defunct Baton Rouge debt-collection agency has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison in a case that caused combined losses of more than $430,000 at two banks. On Tuesday, Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson also ordered 59-year-old William... more »
  • Man gets 70-year sentence in double slaying

    April 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - A 34-year-old Donaldsonville man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for a 2004 double slaying. The Advocate reports an Ascension Parish jury found Patrick Calvin Parker guilty of two counts of manslaughter in January in the deaths of 23-year-old Katrice Bell and 33-year-old Albert... 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 »
  • Sentence delayed in Tate stabbing

    June 17, 2011 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baker man convicted April 9 in the 2009 stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge office will not be sentenced Monday as originally scheduled, his lead attorney said Thursday. Lewis Unglesby, attorney for Greg Harris, said he will... 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 »
  • Court: Sentence For Carjacking Not Excessive

    April 28, 2011 7:22 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has ruled that a 57-year prison sentence given to a Hurricane Katrina evacuee who carjacked a woman and her mother in Alexandria was not excessive. In 2009, Felton Hurst Jr. punched a woman and knocked her mother down while... more »
  • Judge Sentences Mosley to Life

    February 15, 2011 7:03 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A state district judge has sentenced a teenager to life in prison for the fatal shooting and robbery of the assistant director of Shreveport Green. District Judge Roy Brun said Monday that not giving Markeece Mosley the maximum penalty for the second-degree murder of Yvonne Lee... 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 »
  • Death Sentence Upheld For Man Accused of Killing Child

    August 12, 2010 11:24 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the death sentence of a Corpus Christi man condemned for the 1998 killing of his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter. In its ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is critical of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for deciding earlier that... 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 »
  • Solitude Woman's Homicide Sentence Suspended

    July 9, 2010 7:12 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A judge has handed down a suspended prison sentence to a 38-year-old Solitude woman in the shooting death of a former St. Mary Parish sheriff's deputy in July 2006. A physician testified at a sentencing hearing Thursday that he found evidence that Lea London Williams... more »
  • High Court Reinstates 30-Year Prison Sentence

    July 8, 2010 7:40 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has reinstated the 30-year sentence of a woman who pleaded guilty to killing one person and injuring three others while driving under the influence of legal and illegal drugs. Marilyn LeBlanc pleaded guilty in March 2008 to one count of vehicular homicide... more »
  • Judge Maintains Guillory's 50 Years Sentence

    June 22, 2010 9:15 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Accused serial killer Jeffery Lee Guillory's attempt to get his sentence reduced in an unrelated case has been denied. State District Judge Edwin Rubin on Monday upheld his original sentence of 50 years at hard labor without benefit of probation or parole for Guillory for the... more »
  • Serial Killer Suspect Asking for Reduced Sentence

    May 13, 2010 12:32 PM

    Update: Hearing has been postponed. ------------------------------------------------------- LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A man suspected in the slayings of three women in Baton Rouge is asking a judge to reduce the 50-year sentence he received last month in the attack of a Lafayette woman. Jeffery Lee Guillory's attorney argues that... more »
  • Reduced Sentence Sought for Guillory

    April 23, 2010 11:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A man suspected in the slayings of three women in Baton Rouge is asking a judge to reduce the 50-year sentence he received last month in the attack of a Lafayette woman. Jeffery Lee Guillory's attorney argues that the 50-year-term the maximum allowed for the crime... more »
  • High court won't review death penalty in Louisiana

    October 5, 2009 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has declined a challenge to the way the death penalty is imposed in Louisiana, rejecting an appeal by a woman convicted for her role in a brutal New Year's Day attack on a retired minister. The justices on Monday passed up an opportunity to... more »

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